buckram

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1buck·ram

noun \ˈbə-krəm\

Definition of BUCKRAM

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

2buckram

adjective

Definition of BUCKRAM

:  suggesting buckram especially in stiffness

First Known Use of BUCKRAM

circa 1589

3buckram

verb

Definition of BUCKRAM

transitive verb
1
:  to give strength or stiffness to (as with buckram)
2
archaic :  to make pretentious

First Known Use of BUCKRAM

1783

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