- yarn with loops producing a rough, nubby appearance on woven or knitted fabrics.
- a fabric made of this yarn.
Origin of bouclé
1890–95; < French: literally, curled; see buckle
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In the center is a metal knob, usually of brilliant brass, and the name "buckler" comes from this strong "boss" (boucle).Life on a Mediaeval Barony
William Stearns Davis
- a curled or looped yarn or fabric giving a thick knobbly effect
- of or designating such a yarn or fabrica bouclé wool coat
Word Origin for bouclé
C19: from French bouclé curly, from boucle a curl, buckle
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