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huckaback

[huhk-uh-bak]
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noun
  1. toweling of linen or cotton, of a distinctive absorbent weave.

Origin of huckaback

First recorded in 1680–90; origin uncertain
Also called huck.
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huckaback

noun
  1. a coarse absorbent linen or cotton fabric used for towels and informal shirts, etcAlso called: huck (hʌk)

Word Origin

C17: of unknown origin
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