or flan·nel·ette


Origin of flannelet

First recorded in 1880–85; flannel + -et
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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


  1. a cotton imitation of flannel
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