From Old French tresce, of uncertain origin; possibly from Vulgar Latin *trichia, from Ancient Greek τριχία (trikhía, “rope”), from θρίξ (thríx, “hair”). Compare French tresse, Italian treccia.
tress (plural tresses)
- A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet.
- (by extension) A knot or festoon, as of flowers.
A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet
tress (third-person singular simple present tresses, present participle tressing, simple past and past participle tressed)
- To braid or knot hair.