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British Dictionary definitions for wincey

wincey

noun
  1. British a plain- or twill-weave cloth, usually having a cotton or linen warp and a wool filling

Word Origin

C19: of Scottish origin, probably an alteration of woolsey as in linsey-woolsey
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Examples from the Web for wincey

Historical Examples

  • I have six bolls of meal and seven yards of wincey going up the glen in the Salachary cart.

    Gilian The Dreamer

    Neil Munro

  • 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.