duvetyn

noun
duve·​tyn | \ ˈdü-və-ˌtēn How to pronounce duvetyn (audio) , ˈdyü-, ˈdəv-ˌtēn How to pronounce duvetyn (audio) \

Definition of duvetyn

: a smooth lustrous velvety fabric

First Known Use of duvetyn

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for duvetyn

French duvetine, from duvet down, from Middle French, alteration of *dumet, diminutive of Old French dun, dum down, from Old Norse dūnn — more at down

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“Duvetyn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duvetyn. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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