velour

noun, often attributive
ve·lour | \ və-ˈlu̇r \
variants: or velours
plural velours\və-ˈlu̇rz \

Definition of velour 

1 : any of various fabrics with a pile or napped surface resembling velvet used in heavy weights for upholstery and curtains and in lighter weights for clothing also : the article of clothing itself

2 : a fur felt (as of rabbit or nutria) finished with a long velvety nap and used especially for hats

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The model selected a black velour Juicy Couture sweatsuit. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Bella Hadid Crashes a High School Prom Wearing a Black Juicy Tracksuit," 26 June 2018 This one also comes with a removable velour cover that is machine washable. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "11 gadgets and gizmos every Atlanta commuter needs," 22 June 2018 This super absorbent, 100 percent cotton velour towel is not only fetchingly colorful but a must have for quick clean-ups and dry-offs. Karen Campbell, BostonGlobe.com, "Picnics with pizzazz," 5 June 2018 And while the velour separates and silver lamé jumpsuits of the Robinson clan have since been traded in for more practical, contemporary apparel, the nostalgic allure of their 1960s intergalactic wardrobe remains. Alice Bell, Vogue, "Lost in Space Is Back! Why the Series’ Iconic Space Age Fashion Remains Relevant Today," 13 Apr. 2018 Earlier this month, Juicy announced a new capsule collection with VFiles, which puts an edgier spin on those infamous velour separates. Emily Wang, Teen Vogue, "Juicy Couture Is Selling a $25,000 Crystal Jumpsuit," 30 Mar. 2018 Level up and get this black velour hoodie from Daniel Patrick and you’ll be a step ahead of everyone else. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "The Velour Comeback Begins Now," 16 Apr. 2018 Perhaps needless to say, Andrew Cuomo has never been invited to sit on Williams’s pink velour sectional and talk about which celebrities are cheating and which ones have The Secret. Jessica Pressler, The Cut, "Cynthia Nixon Has Already Won," 15 Apr. 2018 Perhaps needless to say, Andrew Cuomo has never been invited to sit on Williams’s pink velour sectional and talk about which celebrities are cheating and which ones have The Secret. Jessica Pressler, Daily Intelligencer, "Cynthia Nixon Has Already Won," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of velour

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for velour

borrowed from French velours "velvet, velour," going back to Middle French velours, velour, altered (after loss of final consonants and reintroduction of r) from Old French velous, probably (through a northern dialectal outcome) going back to a nominal derivative of Latin villōsus "shaggy, hairy," from villus "shaggy hair, cloth nap" + -ōsus -ose entry 1 — more at velvet entry 1

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The first known use of velour was in 1794

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velour

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English Language Learners Definition of velour

: a type of cloth that resembles velvet

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