[dahyd-n-thuh-woo l]


through and through; complete: a dyed-in-the-wool reformer.
dyed before weaving.

Nearby words

  1. dyce, alexander,
  2. dyck, sir anthony van,
  3. dye,
  4. dye sensitizing,
  5. dye transfer,
  6. dyeing,
  7. dyeline,
  8. dyer,
  9. dyer's greenweed,
  10. dyer's moss

Origin of dyed-in-the-wool

First recorded in 1570–80

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British Dictionary definitions for dyed-in-the-wool



extreme or unchanging in attitude, opinion, etc
(of a fabric) made of dyed yarn
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Culture definitions for dyed-in-the-wool


Thoroughgoing or complete: “The door-to-door salespeople are wasting their time with Evans; he's a dyed-in-the-wool advocate of shopping on the Internet.”

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