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corduroy

noun cor·du·roy \ ˈkȯr-də-ˌrȯi \
Updated on: 14 Feb 2018

Definition of corduroy

plural corduroys
1 a corduroys plural : trousers of corduroy fabric
b : a durable usually cotton pile fabric with vertical ribs or wales
2 : logs laid side by side transversely to make a road surface

Examples of corduroy in a Sentence

  1. a jacket made of corduroy

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Origin and Etymology of corduroy

origin unknown

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corduroy

verb

Definition of corduroy

corduroyed; corduroying
transitive verb
: to build (a road) of logs laid side by side transversely; also : to build a corduroy road across

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First Known Use of corduroy

1854

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CORDUROY Defined for English Language Learners

corduroy

noun

Definition of corduroy for English Language Learners

  • : a strong cotton cloth with straight raised lines on it

  • corduroys : pants made of corduroy


CORDUROY Defined for Kids

corduroy

noun cor·du·roy \ ˈkȯr-də-ˌrȯi \

Definition of corduroy for Students

1 : a heavy ribbed usually cotton cloth
2 corduroys plural : trousers made of a heavy ribbed cloth


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