[ ang-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh, an- for 1–3, 5–7; ang-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh, ang-ger-uh for 4 ]
/ æŋˈgɔr ə, -ˈgoʊr ə, æn- for 1–3, 5–7; æŋˈgɔr ə, -ˈgoʊr ə, ˈæŋ gər ə for 4 /



(usually lowercase) made from a yarn or fabric of the hairs of the Angora goat or Angora rabbit: an angora sweater.


Fend Off Sciolism With This Word Of The Day Quiz
Are you the Cinderella of this week’s quiz? Test your memory on the words and definitions from March 23–29.
Question 1 of 7

Origin of Angora

First recorded in 1825–35; variant of Ankara Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for angora

British Dictionary definitions for angora (1 of 2)

/ (æŋˈɡɔːrə) /

noun (sometimes capital)

  1. the long soft hair of the outer coat of the Angora goat or the fur of the Angora rabbit
  2. yarn, cloth, or clothing made from this hair
  3. a material made to resemble this yarn or cloth
  4. (as modifier)an angora sweater See also mohair

Word Origin for angora

from angora, former name of Ankara, in Turkey

British Dictionary definitions for angora (2 of 2)



(æŋˈɡɔːrə, ˈæŋɡərə) the former name (until 1930) of Ankara
(æŋˈɡɔːrə) short for Angora cat, Angora goat, Angora rabbit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012