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or flannelette

[flan-l-et] /ˌflæn lˈɛt/
a warm, soft cotton fabric, plain or printed, napped on one side.
Origin of flannelet
First recorded in 1880-85; flannel + -et Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Dora's flannelette petticoat had been got off somehow—how I do not seek to inquire—and the Secret was covered with it.

    The Wouldbegoods E. Nesbit
  • The tawdry fluffiness of most of our womens dress and hair seemed like flannelette beside rich satin as compared with her.

    A Journal from Japan Marie Carmichael Stopes
  • My dresses was made out of cotton stripes and my chemise was made out of flannelette and my under pants was made out of homespun.

  • flannelette, which is woven to imitate flannel, is soft and light and is preferred by many who find woolen irritating.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • Children's clothing should never be made of flannelette, it is so liable to take fire if the child approaches the grate.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • Stupes or hot fomentations are cloths, preferably of flannel or flannelette, wrung out of boiling water and applied to the skin.

  • A long flannel or flannelette nightdress is used in this, instead of the blanket.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • She selected a flannelette nightgown from a deep drawer marked: "Nightgowns and petticoats—Women's."

    The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris
  • I thought I'd take off my flannelette petticoat, only the horrid strings got into a hard knot.

    The Wouldbegoods E. Nesbit
  • Lewis magazines should be kept in some form of box, the joints of which are made as gas-tight as possible with flannelette.

    Military Instructors Manual James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
British Dictionary definitions for flannelette


a cotton imitation of flannel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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