- a method of dyeing designs on cloth by coating the parts that are not to be dyed with removable wax
- cloth so decorated or a design made in this way
Origin of batikfrom Javanese, literally , painted
- a. A method of dyeing a fabric by which the parts of the fabric not intended to be dyed are covered with removable wax.b. A design that is created by this method.
- Fabric dyed by this method.
transitive verbba·tiked, ba·tik·ing, ba·tiks
Origin of batikMalay batek of Javanese origin from Proto-Austronesian beCík tattoo (from the fact that the original process of piercing the waxed cloth prior to soaking was similar to tattooing)
detail of a batiked textile
(third-person singular simple present batiks, present participle batiking, simple past and past participle batiked)
- To dye fabric using the wax-resist method.
- Javanese "baṭik"