[ boo-kley ]
/ buˈkleɪ /
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yarn with loops producing a rough, nubby appearance on woven or knitted fabrics.
a fabric made of this yarn.
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Origin of bouclé
1890–95; <French: literally, curled; see buckle
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British Dictionary definitions for bouclé
/ (ˈbuːkleɪ) /
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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