plural -s
: a man's work jacket of homemade undyed wool flannel worn especially in Ireland

Word History


borrowed from Irish báinín flannel, white flannel jacket, from bāin-, bān white (from Old Irish bān) + -īn (diminutive suffix); akin to Sanskrit bhāti he shines

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“Bawneen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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