an·​ti·​ma·​cas·​sar | \ ˌan-ti-mə-ˈka-sər How to pronounce antimacassar (audio) \

Definition of antimacassar

: 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, "Politics With Charles P. Pierce," 11 Mar. 2013

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First Known Use of antimacassar

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antimacassar

anti- + Macassar (oil) (a hairdressing)

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The first known use of antimacassar was in 1844

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“Antimacassar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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