Batik meaning

bə-tēk, bătĭk
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A method of dyeing designs on cloth by coating the parts that are not to be dyed with removable wax.
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Fabric dyed by this method.
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To dye (fabric) using this method.

Batiked a T-shirt.

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Cloth so decorated or a design made in this way.
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A wax-resist method of dyeing fabric.
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To dye fabric using the wax-resist method.
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Of or like batik.
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Origin of batik

  • Malay 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)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Javanese "baṭik"

    From Wiktionary