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paduasoy

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noun pad·u·a·soy \ˈpa-jə-wə-ˌsȯi, ˈpaj-wə-\

Definition of paduasoy

  1. :  a corded silk fabric; also :  a garment made of it



Origin of paduasoy

alteration of earlier poudesoy, from French pou-de-soie


First Known Use: 1663


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