- The definition of a plait is a braid.
An example of a plait is a sectioned and twisted piece of hair.
- Plait is defined as to weave or braid.
An example of plait is weaving in hair extensions.
- a braid of hair, ribbon, etc.
Origin of plaitMiddle English pleit ; from Old French ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form plicta ; from past participle of Classical Latin plicare, to fold: see ply
- to braid or interweave
- to make by braiding
Origin of plaitME playten < the n.
- A braid, especially of hair.
- A pleat.
transitive verbplait·ed, plait·ing, plaits
- To braid.
- To pleat.
- To make by braiding.
Origin of plaitMiddle English pleit, fold, braid, possibly from pleiten, to fold, braid, alteration (influenced by Old French pleit, fold) of Old French plier, pleiir, from Latin plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present plaits, present participle plaiting, simple past and past participle plaited)