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buckram

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noun buck·ram \ˈbə-krəm\

Definition of buckram

  1. 1 :  a stiff-finished heavily sized fabric of cotton or linen used for interlinings in garments, for stiffening in millinery, and in bookbinding

  2. 2 archaic :  stiffness, rigidity



Origin of buckram

Middle English bukeram, from Anglo-French bokeram, from Old French bougherant, probably ultimately from Bokhara (Bukhara, Uzbekistan)


First Known Use: 15th century


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buckram

adjective buck·ram

Definition of buckram

  1. :  suggesting buckram especially in stiffness



Circa 1589

First Known Use of buckram

circa 1589


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buckram

verb buck·ram

Definition of buckram

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give strength or stiffness to (as with buckram)

  3. 2 archaic :  to make pretentious



1783

First Known Use of buckram

1783


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