Definition of


  1. (noun, body) a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

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Synonyms of Tress

braid, plait, twist

Alternate forms of Tress

Hyponyms: pigtail, queue

Hypernyms: coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle

Origin of the word Tress

  1. late 13c., "long lock of hair," from O.Fr. tresse "a plait or braid of hair" (12c.), perhaps from V.L. *trichia "braid, rope," from Gk. trikhia "rope," from thrix (gen. trikhos) "hair." more

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