balbriggan

noun
bal·​brig·​gan | \ bal-ˈbri-gən How to pronounce balbriggan (audio) \

Definition of balbriggan

: a knitted cotton fabric used especially for underwear or hosiery

First Known Use of balbriggan

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for balbriggan

Balbriggan, town in Ireland

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about balbriggan

Dictionary Entries near balbriggan

balboa

Balboa

Balboa Heights

balbriggan

Balch

balche

bal-check valve

Statistics for balbriggan

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for balbriggan

The first known use of balbriggan was in 1885

See more words from the same year

Comments on balbriggan

What made you want to look up balbriggan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

characterized by aphorism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!