flannelette

noun
flan·​nel·​ette | \ ˌfla-nə-ˈlet How to pronounce flannelette (audio) \

Definition of flannelette

: a lightweight cotton flannel

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Working-class homes relied on open fire for both heating and cooking, and typical cramped quarters meant kids in their cozy flannelette pajamas were usually no more than a few feet from open flame. Serah-marie Mcmahon, Teen Vogue, "This New Book Is All About the Dark (And Sometimes Bloody) History of Fashion," 12 Apr. 2019 Over a five-year period, 1,816 children caught fire and died in flannelette in England alone. Serah-marie Mcmahon, Teen Vogue, "This New Book Is All About the Dark (And Sometimes Bloody) History of Fashion," 12 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of flannelette

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

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flannelette

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flannelette

British : a light and soft cotton cloth

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