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

Definition of poplin

: a strong fabric in plain weave with crosswise ribs

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True patent leather is for luxe versions, but pleather, vinyl, nylon and even plastic-coated poplins work too. Sharon Graubard, courant.com, "Fashion report: Cool classics for fall," 15 Aug. 2019 In her crisp poplin Ermanno Scervino shirt, clutching a Vuitton Neverfull tote, the CMO of Silversea Cruises does not seem the type to be trudging merrily through the Balinese jungle. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "With S.A.L.T., Silversea Is Completely Rewriting How Cruises Do Food," 18 July 2019 There are cool, sporty color-block knit tank dresses and pleated cotton poplin shirt dresses for something polished, feminine, and easy. Jessica Iredale, Town & Country, "When Did "Wearable" Become a Dirty Word in Fashion?," 27 Mar. 2019 Lightweight poplin coveralls with short sleeves are ideal for summer. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Coveralls and How to Buy Them," 19 Nov. 2018 Created in collaboration with Miuccia Prada for Fall 2018, Miu Miu Type features poplin shirts, cotton hoodies, and track pants patched with letters from the Miu Miu alphabet. Julia Russo, Vogue, "Miu Miu Introduces the Miu Miu Type Capsule Collection in Los Angeles," 14 Sep. 2018 Lead Image Credit: Prada poplin shirt, $780 and brocade dress, $2,620 at Prada. Carina Chocano, The Cut, "Melissa Barrera Is New in Town," 4 May 2018 The cotton poplin plastron shirt took 11 hours to make, according to the French house. Rosemary Feitelberg | Wwd, latimes.com, "Melania Trump wears Chanel for first state dinner, Brigitte Macron goes with Louis Vuitton," 25 Apr. 2018 Among the standouts: poplin shirts with adjustable sleeves, enamel jewelry and palm-print bags. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "Boston-based sneaker boutique Bodega brings its hide-and-seek retail to downtown L.A.," 6 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of poplin

: a strong cotton cloth

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