Definition of balbriggan in English:

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Pronunciation: /balˈbrɪɡ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
A knitted cotton fabric, used for stockings and underwear: [as modifier]: balbriggan stockings
More example sentences
  • Balbriggan eventually came to refer to the underwear made from the cloth.
  • Balbriggan is a knitted cotton fabric named after the Irish town.
  • Contract cleaners use white terry, balbriggan and sheets.


Late 19th century: named after the town of Balbriggan in Ireland, where it was originally made.

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