challis

noun

chal·​lis ˈsha-lē How to pronounce challis (audio)
plural challises ˈsha-lēz How to pronounce challis (audio)
: a lightweight soft clothing fabric made of cotton, wool, or synthetic yarns

Word History

Etymology

probably from the name Challis

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of challis was in 1836

Dictionary Entries Near challis

Cite this Entry

“Challis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/challis. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

challis

noun
chal·​lis ˈshal-ē How to pronounce challis (audio)
plural challises ˈshal-ēz How to pronounce challis (audio)
: a lightweight soft clothing fabric
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