- a thin fabric of polyester, nylon, etc., used esp. for underwear
- a type of ribbed cloth for dresses
Origin of tricotFrench ; from tricoter, to knit ; from MFr, to move, dance ; from tricot, diminutive of trique, a stick, cane ; from estriquier, to strike ; from Middle Dutch striken; akin to strike
A lightweight knit fabric, often of nylon, used especially for underwear.
Origin of tricotFrench, from tricoter, to knit, from Old French, to beat, run, from tricote, short thick stick, diminutive of estrique, trique, stick for leveling measures of grain, from estriquier, to strike off, of Germanic origin; see streig- in Indo-European roots.
From the French verb tricoter, "to knit"