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



BrE BrE//ˈtæfɪtə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæfɪtə//
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a type of stiff shiny cloth made from silk or a similar material, used especially for making dresses Word Originlate Middle English (originally denoting a plain-weave silk): from Old French taffetas or medieval Latin taffata, based on Persian tāftan ‘to shine’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: taffeta