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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Definitions for thrummy
  1. of or abounding in thrums; shaggy or tufted.

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Citations for thrummy
They stood Englishly around a bandy-legged Scot with a thrummy beard. Guy Davenport, "A Field of Snow on a Slope of the Rosenberg," Da Vinci's Bicycle, 1979
... And on her head a thrummy cap she had. John Chalkhill, Thealma and Clearchus: A Pastoral Romance, 1683
Origin of thrummy
1590-1600
Thrummy is formed from the noun thrum meaning "one of the ends of the warp threads in a loom, left unwoven and remaining attached to the loom when the web is cut off." It entered English in the late 1500s.
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