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fearnought

or fear·naught

[feer-nawt]
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noun
  1. a stout woolen cloth for overcoats.
  2. an outer garment of this cloth.
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Origin of fearnought

First recorded in 1765–75; fear + nought
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  • Over all, I forgot to mention, he had a fear-naught riding coat.

    The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume II (of III)

    Philip Freneau


British Dictionary definitions for fear-naught

fearnought

fearnaught

noun
  1. a heavy woollen fabric
  2. a coat made of such fabric
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