nainsook

noun

nain·​sook ˈnān-ˌsu̇k How to pronounce nainsook (audio)
: a soft lightweight muslin

Word History

Etymology

Hindi & Urdu nainsukh, literally, eye's delight

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nainsook was in 1790

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“Nainsook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nainsook. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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