or flan·nel·ette



a warm, soft cotton fabric, plain or printed, napped on one side.

Origin of flannelet

First recorded in 1880–85; flannel + -et
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for flannelette

Historical Examples of flannelette

  • A long flannel or flannelette nightdress is used in this, instead of the blanket.

  • Flannelette—A half cotton or all cotton flannel-like fabric.

    Textiles and Clothing

    Kate Heintz Watson

  • The tawdry fluffiness of most of our womens dress and hair seemed like flannelette beside rich satin as compared with her.

    A Journal from Japan

    Marie Carmichael Stopes

  • Children's clothing should never be made of flannelette, it is so liable to take fire if the child approaches the grate.

  • Flannelette, which is woven to imitate flannel, is soft and light and is preferred by many who find woolen irritating.

    Textiles and Clothing

    Kate Heintz Watson

British Dictionary definitions for flannelette



a cotton imitation of flannel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012