worsted

noun

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

Examples of worsted in a Sentence

a suit made of worsted

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Worsted (now Worstead), England

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Worsted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worsted. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

worsted

noun
1
: a smooth compact yarn from long wool fibers
2
: a fabric made from worsted yarns
worsted adjective
Etymology

named for Worsted (now Worstead) a village in England where the fabric was made

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