Definition of batik noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bəˈtiːk//
; NAmE NAmE//bəˈtiːk//
[uncountable, countable] Artwork and techniques
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a method of printing patterns on cloth using wax (= a solid substance made from fat or oil) on the parts that will not have any colour; a piece of cloth printed in this way a batik dress an exhibition of batiks and sculpture See related entries: Artwork and techniques Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Javanese, literally ‘painted’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: batik