charpie

noun char·pie \(ˈ)shär¦pē, ˈshärpē\

Definition of charpie

plural

-s

  1. :  lint; especially :  scraped lint

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Origin and Etymology of charpie

French, from Middle French, from feminine of charpi, past participle of charpir to card, ravel out, modification of Latin carpere to pluck — more at harvest


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