An example of a plait is a sectioned and twisted piece of hair.
An example of plait is weaving in hair extensions.
Other Word Forms
Origin of plait
- Middle 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 plek- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French pleit, from Latin plecto, which is akin to Old Norse flétta (Danish flette) and to Russian сплетать (spletatʹ).