fleeced

[ fleest ]
/ flist /

adjective

having a fleece of a specified kind (usually used in combination): a thick-fleeced animal.
covered with fleece or a fleecelike material.
(of a fabric) having a softly napped surface.

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Origin of fleeced

First recorded in 1520–30; fleece + -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM fleeced

un·fleeced, adjective

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Definition for fleeced (2 of 2)

fleece
[ flees ]
/ flis /

noun

verb (used with object), fleeced, fleec·ing.

Origin of fleece

before 1000; Middle English flees, Old English flēos, flȳs; cognate with Middle Dutch vlies, Middle High German vlius, German Vlies

OTHER WORDS FROM fleece

fleece·a·ble, adjectivefleece·less, adjectivefleece·like, adjectivefleec·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fleeced

fleece
/ (fliːs) /

noun

verb (tr)

to defraud or charge exorbitantly; swindle
another term for shear (def. 1)

Word Origin for fleece

Old English flēos; related to Middle High German vlius, Dutch vlies fleece, Latin plūma feather, down
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