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homespun

adjective home·spun \ ˈhōm-ˌspən \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of homespun

1 a :spun or made at home
b :made of homespun
2 :simple, homely
  • homespun philosophy

Examples of homespun in a Sentence

  1. People enjoy his folksy, homespun manner.

  2. dispenses his homespun philosophy of life in a weekly newspaper column

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First Known Use of homespun

circa 1589

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homespun

noun

Definition of homespun

:a loosely woven usually woolen or linen fabric originally made from homespun yarn

First Known Use of homespun

1651

Other Household Terms


HOMESPUN Defined for English Language Learners

homespun

adjective

Definition of homespun for English Language Learners

  • : plain and simple


HOMESPUN Defined for Kids

homespun

adjective home·spun \ ˈhōm-ˌspən \

Definition of homespun for Students

1 :made at home
2 :made of a loosely woven fabric originally made from yarn spun at home
3 :not fancy :simple
  • homespun humor


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