a fine, rather stiff fabric of silk, nylon, acetate, etc., with a sheen
Origin of taffetaMiddle English taffata ; from Old French taffetas ; from Italian taffetà ; from Persian t?ftah, woven ; from t?ftan, to weave, spin, shine
like or made of taffeta
A crisp, smooth, plain-woven fabric with a slight sheen, made of various fibers, such as silk, rayon, or nylon, and used especially for women's garments.
Made of or resembling this fabric.
Origin of taffetaMiddle English taffata, from Old French taffetas, from Old Italian taffetà, from Persian tafta, silk or linen cloth, from past participle of taftan, to twist, spin.