yarn-dyed; yarn-dying; yarn-dyes

transitive verb

: to dye before weaving or knitting

Examples of yarn-dye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, the organic cotton is yarn-dyed so the color will last, and the waffle weave is extra thirsty for soaking up spills. Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yarn-dye was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Yarn-dye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yarn-dye. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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