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buckram

noun buck·ram \ ˈbə-krəm \

Definition of buckram

1 : a stiff-finished heavily sized fabric of cotton or linen used for interlinings in garments, for stiffening in millinery, and in bookbinding
2 archaic : stiffness, rigidity

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Origin and Etymology of buckram

Middle English bukeram, from Anglo-French bokeram, from Old French bougherant, probably ultimately from Bokhara (Bukhara, Uzbekistan)


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buckram

adjective

Definition of buckram

: suggesting buckram especially in stiffness

First Known Use of buckram

circa 1589

in the meaning defined above

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buckram

verb

Definition of buckram

1 : to give strength or stiffness to (as with buckram)
2 archaic : to make pretentious

First Known Use of buckram

1785

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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