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dornick

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or dor·neck

[ dawr-nik ]
/ ˈdɔr nɪk /
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noun
a stout linen cloth, especially one of a damask linen.
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Origin of dornick

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First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English dornyk, after Doornik (French Tournai ), the Flemish town where the cloth was first made

Other definitions for dornick (2 of 2)

dornick2
[ dawr-nik ]
/ ˈdɔr nɪk /

noun
a small stone that is easy to throw.

Origin of dornick

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An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; from Irish dornóg “small stone; fistful,” from dorn “fist”
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British Dictionary definitions for dornick (1 of 2)

dornick1

dorneck

/ (ˈdɔːnɪk) /

noun
a heavy damask cloth, formerly used for vestments, curtains, etc

Word Origin for dornick

C15: from Doornik Tournai in Belgium where it was first manufactured

British Dictionary definitions for dornick (2 of 2)

dornick2
/ (ˈdɔːnɪk) /

noun
US a small stone or pebble

Word Origin for dornick

C15: probably from Irish Gaelic dornōg, from dorn hand
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