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corduroy

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noun cor·du·roy \ˈkȯr-də-ˌrȯi\

Simple Definition of corduroy

  • : a strong cotton cloth with straight raised lines on it

  • corduroys : pants made of corduroy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of corduroy

plural

corduroys

  1. 1 a plural :  trousers of corduroy fabric b :  a durable usually cotton pile fabric with vertical ribs or wales

  2. 2 :  logs laid side by side transversely to make a road surface

Examples of corduroy in a sentence

  1. a jacket made of corduroy



Origin and Etymology of corduroy

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1791

Other Textiles Terms


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corduroy

verb cor·du·roy

Definition of corduroy

corduroyed

corduroying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to build (a road) of logs laid side by side transversely; also :  to build a corduroy road across



1854

First Known Use of corduroy

1854

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CORDUROY Defined for Kids

corduroy

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noun cor·du·roy \ˈkȯr-də-ˌrȯi\

Definition of corduroy for Students

  1. 1 :  a heavy ribbed usually cotton cloth

  2. 2 corduroys plural :  trousers made of a heavy ribbed cloth




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