an·​ti·​ma·​cas·​sar ˌan-ti-mə-ˈka-sər How to pronounce antimacassar (audio)
: a cover to protect the back or arms of furniture

Examples of antimacassar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Again, The Smart One was asked what in the hell was going on with his immigration position, which was last seen trying to blend in with the lace of Lindsay Graham's antimacassar. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 11 Mar. 2013

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Word History


anti- + Macassar (oil) (a hairdressing)

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antimacassar was in 1844

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“Antimacassar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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