noun, often attributive
pon·​gee | \ ˌpän-ˈjē How to pronounce pongee (audio) , ˈpän-ˌjē \

Definition of pongee

: a thin soft fabric of Chinese origin woven from raw silk also : an imitation of this fabric in cotton or a synthetic fiber (as of polyester or rayon)

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Recent Examples on the Web There will be 30-limited edition scarves available in chiffon, pongee, twill, and cashmere with prices starting from $476.50. Liana Satenstein, Marie Claire, "Alexander McQueen's Skull Scarf Gets a Damien Hirst Makeover," 13 Aug. 2013

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First Known Use of pongee

1711, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pongee

Chinese (Beijing) běnjī, from běn own + loom

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“Pongee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pongee. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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