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outing flannel

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  1. a light cotton flannel with a short, dense nap.
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Origin of outing flannel

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Historical Examples

  • The outing-flannel night dress completes the outfit and should be the only style of dress worn for the first two weeks.

    The Mother and Her Child

    William S. Sadler