Bedford cord


Bed·​ford cord ˈbed-fərd- How to pronounce Bedford cord (audio)
: a clothing fabric with lengthwise ribs that resembles corduroy
also : the weave used in making this fabric

Word History


perhaps from New Bedford, Massachusetts

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bedford cord was in 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Bedford cord.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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