linsey-woolsey

noun
lin·​sey-wool·​sey | \ ˌlin-zē-ˈwu̇l-zē How to pronounce linsey-woolsey (audio) \

Definition of linsey-woolsey

: a coarse sturdy fabric of wool and linen or cotton

First Known Use of linsey-woolsey

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for linsey-woolsey

Middle English lynsy wolsye

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“Linsey-woolsey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linsey-woolsey. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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