antimacassar

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noun an·ti·ma·cas·sar \ˌan-ti-mə-ˈka-sər\

Definition of antimacassar

  1. :  a cover to protect the back or arms of furniture

Origin and Etymology of antimacassar

anti- + Macassar (oil) (a hairdressing)


First Known Use: 1844

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