duve·​tyn ˈdü-və-ˌtēn How to pronounce duvetyn (audio)
ˈdəv-ˌtēn How to pronounce duvetyn (audio)
: a smooth lustrous velvety fabric

Word History


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

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of duvetyn was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Duvetyn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duvetyn. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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