Definition of poplin
: a strong fabric in plain weave with crosswise ribs
Recent Examples of poplin from the Web
Loose, boxy blousons in cotton poplin sometimes sported interesting Russian-style high necks.
The next day in Montalcino with friends, Michelle opted for another poplin top done well, this one in white by Club Monaco.
At a serious designer price point, the clothes certainly aren’t intended to be bought in bulk (a poplin shirtdress could set you back $1,795).
Up close, her fabrications are enchanting: Most pieces in the store that come in chiffon, gabardine or cotton poplin also come in tulle in the same cut.
Big fur pockets were belted atop little velvet dresses with white poplin collars.
Chanel Iman was in tow as well in a Vera Wang Collection black stretch canvas plastron, white cotton poplin button down and black wool maxi kilt from the Fall 2016 collection.
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Origin and Etymology of poplin
First Known Use: 1710See Words from the same year
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Definition of poplin for English Language Learners
: a strong cotton cloth
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