- British a plain- or twill-weave cloth, usually having a cotton or linen warp and a wool filling
C19: of Scottish origin, probably an alteration of woolsey as in linsey-woolsey
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Examples from the Web for wincey
I have six bolls of meal and seven yards of wincey going up the glen in the Salachary cart.Gilian The Dreamer
A merchant in Hopeton last winter donated three hundred yards of wincey to the asylum.Anne Of Green Gables
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Her gypsy blood began to stir in her: the charm of her old vagabond habits asserted itself under the wincey frock and clean apron.