balbriggan

[bal-brig-uh n]

Origin of balbriggan

First recorded in 1855–60; after Balbriggan, town in Ireland, where first made
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balbriggan

noun
  1. a knitted unbleached cotton fabric
  2. (often plural) underwear made of this

Word Origin for balbriggan

C19: from Balbriggan, Ireland, where it was originally made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