bal·​brig·​gan bal-ˈbri-gən How to pronounce balbriggan (audio)
: a knitted cotton fabric used especially for underwear or hosiery

Word History


Balbriggan, town in Ireland

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of balbriggan was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Balbriggan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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