[ kot-n-eyd ]

  1. a heavy, coarse fabric made of cotton or mixed fibers and often resembling wool, used in the manufacture of work clothes.

Origin of cottonade

From the French word cotonnade, dating back to 1795–1805. See cotton, -ade1

Words Nearby cottonade Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cottonade in a sentence

  • The whole tiny army of long, blue, ankle-hiding cottonade pantalettes and pantaloons tried to fulfil the injunction.

    Bonaventure | George Washington Cable
  • cottonade—Stout cotton cloth in imitation of woolen or worsted; used for men's trousers.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson
  • It will be a sorrowful time to me when all the tribes of the earth shall have cottonade trousers and derby hats.

  • His pantaloons were of the finest sky-blue cottonade—the produce of the looms of Opelousas.

    The Quadroon | Mayne Reid
  • cottonade pantaloons, stuffed into a pair of dirty boots, and a vareuse of the same stuff made up his dress.

    Strange True Stories of Louisiana | George Washington Cable

British Dictionary definitions for cottonade


/ (ˌkɒtəˈneɪd) /

  1. a coarse fabric of cotton or mixed fibres, used for work clothes, etc

Origin of cottonade

C19: from French cotonnade, from coton cotton + -ade

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