French plait

noun Brit. a woman's hairstyle in which all the hair is gathered tightly and pulled back from the forehead into one large plait down the back of the head.

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  • French plait — n a hairstyle in which the hair is put into a ↑plait that starts from the top of the head at the back …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • plait — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a single length of hair, rope, or other material made up of three or more interlaced strands. ► VERB ▪ form into a plait or plaits. ORIGIN Old French pleit a fold , from Latin plicare to fold …   English terms dictionary

  • plaît — 3 p.s. Prés. plaire …   French Morphology and Phonetics

  • Plait — Recorded in a number of spellings including Plaid, Plait, Playe, and Plet (France), and Plaide, Pleat, Plett, Pletts, and Plott (England), this is a surname of French origins. The derivation is from the medieval word plait , which in the sense of …   Surnames reference

  • French conjugation — This article is part of the series on: French language Langues d oïl Dialects Creoles Francophonie History Oaths of Strasbourg Ordinance of Villers Cotterêts Anglo Norman Grammar …   Wikipedia

  • plait — I. noun Etymology: Middle English pleit, from Anglo French pleit, plei, pli, from Vulgar Latin *plicitum, from neuter of Latin plicitus, past participle of plicare to fold more at ply Date: 14th century 1. pleat 2. a braid of material (as hair or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plait — plait1 [plæt US pleıt, plæt] v [T] BrE to twist three long pieces of hair or rope over and under each other to make one long piece American Equivalent: braid ▪ She plaited her hair hurriedly. ▪ a plaited leather belt plait 2 plait2 n [Date: 1400… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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