fearnought

or fear·naught

[ feer-nawt ]
/ ˈfɪərˌnɔt /
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noun

a stout woolen cloth for overcoats.
an outer garment of this cloth.

Nearby words

  1. feared,
  2. fearful,
  3. fearfully,
  4. fearless,
  5. fearlessly,
  6. fearsome,
  7. fearsomely,
  8. feasance,
  9. feasibility,
  10. feasibility study

Origin of fearnought

First recorded in 1765–75; fear + nought

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British Dictionary definitions for fear-naught

fearnought

fearnaught

/ (ˈfɪəˌnɔːt) /

noun

a heavy woollen fabric
a coat made of such fabric
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