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 There was no shortage of pleated minis and sweater-vests, check print and houndstooth, as well as plenty of polished poplin shirt collars under sweaters and coats. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "From Houndstooth Blazers to Sweater-Vests, Paris Street Style Gets Smart," 6 Oct. 2020 Each mask is made with three layers of soft and lightweight cotton poplin fabric, plus an adjustable nose piece for a secure fit. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "15 Breathable Face Masks to Stay Comfortable in the Heat," 3 Aug. 2020 Sleek and sophisticated, they are made from cotton poplin with a high-shine finish. Kelley Carter, ELLE Decor, "The Best Luxury Bedsheets to Enhance Your Sleep and Your Room," 10 June 2020 Within a few days, Kuschel had gathered a half dozen volunteers in her studio to begin producing the masks from her existing stock of cotton, poplin and chambray fabrics. Tony Bravo, SFChronicle.com, "On the bright side: Which San Francisco fashion designer is making much-needed coronavirus masks?," 8 Apr. 2020 Two-tone coated cotton-poplin halterneck midi dress Tibi net-a-porter.com $650.00 SHOP NOW This dress works for cocktail and black tie weddings alike. Sara Holzman, Marie Claire, "What to Wear to a Spring Wedding," 14 Jan. 2020 To avoid this, try breathable knits and free yourself from starchy poplins and stiff denim. Vogue, "Summer’s Hottest Month is Here, How to Beat the Heat Without Wearing a Dress," 2 Aug. 2019 Similarly, white poplin shirting and patchwork pieces made appearances throughout the collection. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prabal Gurung Asks "Who Gets to Be American?" on the Runway," 9 Sep. 2019 Instead, Aymeline Valade wore her poplin tunic loose over navy trousers with a matching blazer. Emily Farra, Vogue, "As Fashion Loosens Up, Nothing is More Essential Than an Untucked Shirt," 14 Aug. 2019

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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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10 Oct 2020

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“Poplin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poplin. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of poplin

: a strong cotton cloth

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