hop·​sack ˈhäp-ˌsak How to pronounce hopsack (audio)
variants or less commonly hopsacking
: a rough-surfaced loosely woven clothing fabric

Examples of hopsack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The blazer, which is half-lined and made with unpadded shoulders, is cut from a wool-mohair hopsack, whose open weave ensures easy ventilation. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 19 July 2022 The chair is in original condition and has the original hopsack material and color associated with the 1960s. Carolyn Patten | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, 3 Mar. 2018

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Word History


Middle English hopsak sack for hops, from hoppe hop + sak sack

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hopsack was in 1888

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“Hopsack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hopsack. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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