pop·​lin | \ ˈpä-plən How to pronounce poplin (audio) \

Definition of poplin

: a strong fabric in plain weave with crosswise ribs

Examples of poplin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The result is a cotton poplin blend in a blue denim color trimmed in royal blue which is Jackson Memorial's color. Linda Marx, PEOPLE.com, 5 Oct. 2021 Mango recently released its urban pleasures capsule collection, filled with covetable, polished fall staples like three-piece suits, leather blazers, poplin shirt dresses, and ruched bucket hats. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 31 Aug. 2021 Cotton poplin, hemp, and flax are among the top natural fibers for heat-proof style. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 15 June 2021 Gerber styled the 100-percent, cotton-poplin Gladys dress with pristine white Vans sneakers, ankle socks, Foundrae’s heart charm necklace and her cherished sage Celine Ava shoulder bag. Vogue, 12 Aug. 2021 They're made from a mid-weight soft and stretchy poplin material with elastic on the back and a zipper fly. Eden Lichterman, PEOPLE.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Soft moleskin jeans, silk-wool polo sweaters finished with pointelle stitching and oversize cotton poplin shirts featuring mother-of-pearl buttons are staples of the collection. New York Times, 22 July 2021 While puff sleeves, cutout minis, and open backs are fun trends for summer, nothing beats the versatility of a crisp poplin shirt dress. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 21 July 2021 Cut in Kate Spade's crisp cotton poplin, this dress is a cherry good option for brunch, the office, date night, or days in the park. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 3 June 2021

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First Known Use of poplin

1710, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poplin

French papeline

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11 Oct 2021

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“Poplin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poplin. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of poplin

: a strong cotton cloth

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