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  1. Also called India drugget. a rug from India of coarse hair with cotton or jute.
  2. a fabric woven wholly or partly of wool, used for clothing.
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Origin of drugget

1570–80; < Middle French droguet worthless stuff (textile), equivalent to drogue trash (cf. drug1) + -et -et
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Historical Examples of drugget

  • Has Marshall put the footwarmer in, and is the drugget down?

    The Giant's Robe

    F. Anstey

  • He dropped the drugget and scissors and bent again over the portmanteau.

  • Why, they don't mind you and me more than the drugget under their feet.

  • "I can at least express the Premier's views" resumed Mr Drugget.

  • As they took their places Mr Drugget and another member were announced.

British Dictionary definitions for drugget


  1. a coarse fabric used as a protective floor-covering, etc
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Word Origin for drugget

C16: from French droguet useless fabric, from drogue trash
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