velveteen


velveteen

noun

  1. a cotton pile fabric with short pile.
  2. velveteens, trousers of this fabric.

adjective

  1. made of velveteen: a velveteen jumper.

noun

    1. a cotton fabric resembling velvet with a short thick pile, used for clothing, etc
    2. (as modifier)velveteen trousers
  1. (plural) trousers made of velveteen
n.

imitation velvet (made with cotton in place of silk), 1776, from velvet + commercial suffix -een (variant of -ine).

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