or bou·cle



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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for boucle

Historical Examples of boucle

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for boucle



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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