Definition of homespun in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊmspʌn/


1Simple and unsophisticated: homespun philosophy
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  • She is conscious that her simple, homespun style left her open to misinterpretation.
  • But she said he would benefit most from a piece of simple homespun advice.
  • Already famous as the inventor of the lightning conductor, his homespun philosophizing and simple style charmed the world of the Court and the intellectual salons alike.
unsophisticated, unpolished, unrefined, plain, simple, rustic, folksy, artless, modest, natural;
coarse, rough, rude, crude, rudimentary
2(Of cloth or yarn) made or spun at home.
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  • Both male and female folk costumes made of homespun cloth and sheepskin were multi-colored and featured intricate embroidery.
  • In the past, clothing was most often rough homespun cloth made from their own cotton, but today manufactured fabric or store-bought clothes are increasingly common.
  • The early immigrants were usually clothed in homespun cloth and caps.
2.1Denoting a coarse handwoven fabric similar to tweed.
Example sentences
  • Silently, Myra helped me slip the red dress off, and I quickly dressed myself in the thick homespun trousers and woolen shirt.
  • Women wear long, homespun skirts and sweaters.
  • He was barely adolescent and wore rough, homespun clothes and a round, hard top hat exactly the same as Adam had sported as a boy.


[mass noun]
Homespun cloth: clad in homespun
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  • Gloria Sáez's attractive costumes for the solo singers were designed to flatter the figure, with flowing velvet for the nobility and homespun for the commoners.
  • The cloths she made for her family always looked of finer quality then normal homespun, and wore even longer.
  • On embarking for the court, Joan traded her red gown of peasant homespun for elite male garb.

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