[juh-nap, zhuh-]

verb (used with object), ge·napped, ge·nap·ping.

to singe (worsted yarn) in order to remove loose or protruding fibers.

Origin of genappe

First recorded in 1855–60; after Genappe, Belgium, where the yarn was originally manufactured Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a smooth worsted yarn used for braid, etc

Word Origin for genappe

C19: from Genappe, Belgium, where originally manufactured
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