Definition of balbriggan in English:


Syllabification: bal·brig·gan
Pronunciation: /balˈbrigən


  • A fine, unbleached knitted cotton fabric, used for stockings and underwear.
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    • 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late 19th century: named after the town of Balbriggan in Ireland, where it was originally made.

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