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[druhg-it] /ˈdrʌg ɪt/
Also called India drugget. a rug from India of coarse hair with cotton or jute.
a fabric woven wholly or partly of wool, used for clothing.
Origin of drugget
1570-80; < Middle French droguet worthless stuff (textile), equivalent to drogue trash (cf. drug1) + -et -et Unabridged
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  • I made a clear footmark on the soft gravel outside the French window, and several on the drugget round the carpet.

    The Woman in Black Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  • Has Marshall put the footwarmer in, and is the drugget down?

    The Giant's Robe F. Anstey
  • He dropped the drugget and scissors and bent again over the portmanteau.

    The King of Diamonds Louis Tracy
  • "I can at least express the Premier's views" resumed Mr drugget.

    The Secret of the League Ernest Bramah
  • "Randall will think just as much of you in drugget as in silk," said Janet, meaning to comfort.

  • The "front room" had a hand-woven carpet on the floor, made of a material called "drugget."

  • Not until sundown was I provided even with a drugget, and this did little good, for already I had become thoroughly chilled.

    A Mind That Found Itself Clifford Whittingham Beers
  • The wooden lid was replaced, and the drugget had only just been drawn straight when Lestrade's voice was heard in the passage.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • We did not care to carpet the dining-room; we liked the drugget and the dark wood-margins better.

    We Girls: A Home Story Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • Lucas quickly turned back the drugget, thrust the document into some hiding-place there, and covered it over.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for drugget


a coarse fabric used as a protective floor-covering, etc
Word Origin
C16: from French droguet useless fabric, from drogue trash
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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