wor·​sted | \ ˈwu̇-stəd How to pronounce worsted (audio) , ˈwər-stəd How to pronounce worsted (audio) \

Definition of worsted

: a smooth compact yarn from long wool fibers used especially for firm napless fabrics, carpeting, or knitting also : a fabric made from worsted yarns

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Other Words from worsted

worsted adjective

Examples of worsted in a Sentence

a suit made of worsted

First Known Use of worsted

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for worsted

Middle English, from Worsted (now Worstead), England

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The first known use of worsted was in the 13th century

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“Worsted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worsted. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of worsted

: a type of cloth or yarn made from wool


wor·​sted | \ ˈwu̇s-təd How to pronounce worsted (audio) , ˈwərs- \

Kids Definition of worsted

1 : a smooth yarn spun from long fibers of wool
2 : a fabric woven from a worsted yarn

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