pop·​lin ˈpä-plən How to pronounce poplin (audio)
: a strong fabric in plain weave with crosswise ribs

Examples of poplin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dress is made from cotton poplin and features pleated details, light boning, and pockets. Ali Faccenda, Travel + Leisure, 26 May 2024 The poplin dress comes in classic solid black and a fresh floral print. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2024 Complete the ladylike look in Nili Lotan’s army green jacket, Joseph’s white poplin skirt, and Loeffler Randall’s raffia day clutch. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 4 Apr. 2024 Made from machine-washable 100% cotton poplin, the top has adorable ruffle sleeves and a bow detail. Phoebe Sklansky, Parents, 5 Mar. 2024 With styling assistance from Tara Swennen, Stewart rounded out the look with a coordinating cotton poplin shirt (also by Brunello Cucinelli) left unbuttoned to subtly expose her bra underneath. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 12 Mar. 2024 A little white dress is nothing new for spring—but what is new is the way labels like Tove, The Row, and Ferragamo styled crisp cotton poplin (over pants with loafers or with XXL belts) to evoke that same easy, breezy sensation in in more modern form. Talia Abbas, Vogue, 23 Feb. 2024 The billionaire rap mogul wore a black wool jacket with a satin peak lapel, matching wool trousers, a black cotton poplin shirt, and a black feather flower brooch. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 5 Feb. 2024 The singer-songwriter’s cotton poplin button-down with beaded embroidery is custom version of this $1,050 Prada shirt. Andrea Lavinthal, Peoplemag, 5 Feb. 2024

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Word History


French papeline

First Known Use

1710, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poplin was in 1710

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“Poplin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poplin. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


pop·​lin ˈpäp-lən How to pronounce poplin (audio)
: a strong ribbed fabric in plain weave

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