toile de Jouy

noun
\ ˌtwäl-də-ˈzhwē How to pronounce toile de Jouy (audio) \

Definition of toile de Jouy

: an 18th century French scenic pattern usually printed on cotton, linen, or silk in one color on a light ground broadly : a similar printed fabric

First Known Use of toile de Jouy

1784, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toile de Jouy

French, literally, cloth of Jouy, from Jouy-en-Josas, France

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about toile de Jouy

Dictionary Entries near toile de Jouy

toi

toil

toile

toile de Jouy

toilet

toilet bag

toilet cloth

Statistics for toile de Jouy

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for toile de Jouy

The first known use of toile de Jouy was in 1784

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on toile de Jouy

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with toile de Jouy

Comments on toile de Jouy

What made you want to look up toile de Jouy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret plot to overthrow a government

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!