marocain

noun
mar·​o·​cain | \ ˈmer-ə-ˌkān How to pronounce marocain (audio) , ˈma-rə-ˌkān \

Definition of marocain

: a ribbed crepe fabric used in women's clothing

Examples of marocain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zaila, who just finished eighth grade in Harvey, La., showed a prowess for spelling at 10, when her father, who had been watching the national bee, asked her how to spell the winning word: marocain. New York Times, 9 July 2021 For shuffling around airplanes or a host’s home, prevent bare feet with these chic slides à la marocain. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 12 Dec. 2017 Words to know: les macareaux: puffins marocain: Moroccan a) Mademoiselle loves Moroccan puffins. Henry Alford, The New Yorker, 4 June 2017 Allegation: Off-duty policeman working security at Little Rock, Ark., mall pepper sprays angry, argumentative would-be shoplifter of shorts (not to be confused with marocains). Eugene Volokh, Washington Post, 5 June 2017 Words to know: les macareaux: puffins marocain: Moroccan a) Mademoiselle loves Moroccan puffins. Henry Alford, The New Yorker, 4 June 2017

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First Known Use of marocain

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marocain

French (crêpe) marocain, literally, Moroccan crepe

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Cite this Entry

“Marocain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marocain. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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