1: pleat 2: a braid of material (as hair or straw); specifically : pigtail
1. She wore her hair in plaits. 2. she wore a plait down her back that reached her waist
Origin of PLAIT Middle English pleit, from Anglo-French pleit, plei, pli, from Vulgar Latin *plicitum, from neuter of Latin plicitus, past participle of plicare to fold — more at ply First Known Use: 14th century
1: fold; especially : to arrange in pleats <pleat a skirt> 2: plait
Origin of PLEAT Middle English pleten, from pleit, plete plait First Known Use: 14th century
1: having a surface devoid of hair or pubescence.
Origin: 1630–40; < L glabr- (s. of glaber ) smooth, hairless + -ous
1: hairy; comate.
Origin: 1785–95; < L comōsus, equiv. to com ( a ) (< Gk kómē hair, foliage of trees or plants) + -ōsus -ose1
1: a mate or companion.
Origin: 1570–80; co- + mate1
1. hairy; shaggy. 2. Botany, Zoology . covered with long, rather stiff hairs. 3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of hair.
Origin: 1615–25; < L hirsūtus rough, shaggy, bristly; akin to horrid
1. having gray or partly gray hair. 2. gray or partly gray.
Origin: 1350–1400; ME.
1. resembling a rope or ropes: ropy muscles. 2. forming viscid or glutinous threads, as a liquid.