linsey-woolsey

noun

lin·​sey-wool·​sey ˌlin-zē-ˈwu̇l-zē How to pronounce linsey-woolsey (audio)
: a coarse sturdy fabric of wool and linen or cotton

Word History

Etymology

Middle English lynsy wolsye

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of linsey-woolsey was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Linsey-woolsey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linsey-woolsey. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

linsey-woolsey

noun

lin·​sey-wool·​sey
ˌlin-zē-ˈwu̇l-zē
: a coarse fabric made of wool and linen or cotton
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