1
or less commonly strouding : a coarse woolen cloth formerly used in trade with North American Indians
2
: a blanket or garment of stroud

Word History

Etymology

probably from Stroud, town in England

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stroud was in 1683

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“Stroud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stroud. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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