- 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"