noun, plural dim·i·ties.
- a thin cotton fabric, white, dyed, or printed, woven with a stripe or check of heavier yarn.
noun plural -ties
- a light strong cotton fabric with woven stripes or squares
- (as modifier)a dimity bonnet
mid-15c., from Italian dimiti, plural of dimito, a name for a kind of strong cotton cloth, from Medieval Latin dimitum, from Greek dimitos “of double thread,” from di- (see di- (1)) + mitos “warp thread, thread” (see mitre).