nainsook

noun
nain·​sook | \ ˈnān-ˌsu̇k How to pronounce nainsook (audio) \

Definition of nainsook

: a soft lightweight muslin

First Known Use of nainsook

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nainsook

Hindi & Urdu nainsukh, literally, eye's delight

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The first known use of nainsook was in 1790

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“Nainsook.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nainsook. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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