Definition of linsey-woolsey in English:

linsey-woolsey

Syllabification: lin·sey-wool·sey
Pronunciation: /ˌlinzē ˈwo͝olzē
 
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noun

  • A strong, coarse fabric with a linen or cotton warp and a woolen weft.

Origin

late 15th century: from linsey, originally denoting a coarse linen fabric (probably from Lindsey, a village in Suffolk, England, where the material was first made) + wool + -sey as a rhyming suffix.

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