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homespun

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adjective home·spun \-ˌspən\

Simple Definition of homespun

  • : plain and simple

Full Definition of homespun

  1. 1 a :  spun or made at home b :  made of homespun

  2. 2 :  simple, homely <homespun philosophy>

Examples of homespun

  1. People enjoy his folksy, homespun manner.

  2. <dispenses his homespun philosophy of life in a weekly newspaper column>



1591

First Known Use of homespun

1591

Other Household Terms


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homespun

noun home·spun

Definition of homespun

  1. :  a loosely woven usually woolen or linen fabric originally made from homespun yarn



1607

First Known Use of homespun

1607

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HOMESPUN Defined for Kids

homespun

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adjective home·spun \ˈhōm-ˌspən\

Definition of homespun

  1. 1 :  made at home

  2. 2 :  made of a loosely woven fabric originally made from yarn spun at home

  3. 3 :  not fancy :  simple <homespun humor>





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