- a cotton pile fabric with short pile.
- velveteens, trousers of this fabric.
- made of velveteen: a velveteen jumper.
Origin of velveteen
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Examples from the Web for velveteen
The crowd torsos past the slots, a crush of velveteen, a sheen of sequins.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
He wore a fur cap, and shorts, and was of the velveteen race, velveteeny.The Uncommercial Traveller
The gentleman in the velveteen jacket was entirely roughed in.His Masterpiece
He wore a fur cap and shorts, and was of the velveteen race velveteeny.My Father as I Recall Him
For hunting he preferred the blouse and the velveteen trousers of the peasants.The Dead Command</p>
Vicente Blasco Ibez
There the turf was smooth as velveteen, padded and holed by the rabbits.Sons and Lovers
David Herbert Lawrence
- a cotton fabric resembling velvet with a short thick pile, used for clothing, etc
- (as modifier)velveteen trousers
- (plural) trousers made of velveteen
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Word Origin and History for velveteen
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