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wadmal

noun wad·mal \ˈwäd-məl\

Definition of wadmal

  1. :  a coarse rough woolen fabric formerly used in the British Isles and Scandinavia for protective coverings and warm clothing



Variants of wadmal

or wad·molplay or wad·mel \ˈwäd-məl\

Origin of wadmal

Middle English wadmale, from Old Norse vathmāl, literally, standard cloth, from vāth cloth, clothing + māl measure; akin to Latin metiri to measure — more at weed, measure


First Known Use: 14th century


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