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or cas·i·mere, cas·i·mire

  1. a twill-weave, worsted suiting fabric, often with a striped pattern.
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Origin of cassimere

First recorded in 1695–1705; variant of cashmere
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Examples from the Web for cassimere

Historical Examples

  • Three years later, the price of a yard of cassimere in America was $300, and of a yard of jean and habit cloth $60.

    Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)

    Wiliam Cabell Bruce

  • Trousers—To match coat, or striped worsted or cassimere with morning coat.

    The Copeland Method

    Vanness Copeland

  • Trousers—Dark narrow grey or light stripe worsted or cassimere.

    The Copeland Method

    Vanness Copeland

  • One of the pieces of cassimere was dyed with a claret tinge, from which I had my first Sunday suit.

    Charles Carleton Coffin

    William Elliot Griffis, D. D.

British Dictionary definitions for cassimere



  1. a woollen suiting cloth of plain or twill weave
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Word Origin

C18: variant of cashmere, from Kashmir
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