Definition of wincey in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪnsi/

noun (plural winceys)

[mass noun] British
A strong, lightweight twilled fabric, typically made of a mixture of wool with cotton or linen.
Example sentences
  • Among the manufactures woollens, especially winceys, linen and cotton goods hold an important place.
  • In 1867 with Hugh Morton he began power loom manufacture of winceys in a factory in Greenholm and acquired the ownership of the clipping mill.
  • The principal manufactures are winceys, ginghams, woollen shirtings, flannels, linen thread, linen yarn, ropes, and fishing nets; and there are engineering and ironfounding works.


Early 19th century: apparently an alteration of woolsey in linsey-woolsey.

Words that rhyme with wincey

chintzy, De Quincey

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Line breaks: win¦cey

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