Definition of linsey-woolsey in English:


Line breaks: linsey-woolsey
Pronunciation: /ˌlɪnzɪˈwʊlzi
(also linsey-wolsey)


[mass noun]
A strong, coarse fabric with a linen or cotton warp and a woollen weft.


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

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