kersey

noun
ker·​sey | \ ˈkər-zē How to pronounce kersey (audio) \
plural kerseys

Definition of kersey

1a : a coarse ribbed woolen cloth for hose and work clothes
b : a heavy wool or wool and cotton fabric used especially for uniforms and coats
2 : a garment of kersey

First Known Use of kersey

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for kersey

Middle English, from Kersey, England

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“Kersey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kersey. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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