Meaning of dimity in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɪmɪti/


mass noun
  • A hard-wearing cotton fabric woven with stripes or checks.

    ‘a nightcap in white dimity edged with lace’
    • ‘gay dimity curtains’
    • ‘Truss a few starlets into whalebone corsets and swathe them in yards of dimity.’


Late Middle English from Italian dimito or medieval Latin dimitum, from Greek dimitos, from di- ‘twice’ + mitos ‘warp thread’; the origin of the final -y is unknown.