balbriggan

[ bal-brig-uhn ]
/ bælˈbrɪg ən /

noun

a plain-knit cotton fabric, used especially in hosiery and underwear.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!

Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?

Origin of balbriggan

First recorded in 1855–60; after Balbriggan, town in Ireland, where first made
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for balbriggan

British Dictionary definitions for balbriggan

balbriggan
/ (bælˈbrɪɡən) /

noun

a knitted unbleached cotton fabric
(often plural) underwear made of this

Word Origin for balbriggan

C19: from Balbriggan, Ireland, where it was originally made
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