[grog-ruh m]


a coarse fabric of silk, of silk and mohair or wool, or of wool, formerly in use.

Origin of grogram

From the Middle French word gros grain, dating back to 1555–65. See grosgrain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for grogram

Historical Examples of grogram

  • Time had stiffened, not softened, both her grogram and her prejudices.

    Clare Avery

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Grogram was an old butler who had been in the old Earl's service for thirty years.

    Lady Anna

    Anthony Trollope

  • I believe Mr. Harris in Spittlefields (of whom I had the last) will let you have the grogram as good and cheap as anybody.

  • In truth, he thought she looked very pretty in it, better than in grogram or in linsey-woolsey, although at double the cost.

    The Golden Dog

    William Kirby

  • He stood opposite to Amy for some moments, then said, with a smile, 'I was wrong about the grogram.

    The Heir of Redclyffe

    Charlotte M. Yonge

British Dictionary definitions for grogram



a coarse fabric of silk, wool, or silk mixed with wool or mohair, often stiffened with gum, formerly used for clothing

Word Origin for grogram

C16: from French gros grain coarse grain; see grosgrain
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Word Origin and History for grogram

1560s, from Middle French gros grain "coarse grain or texture;" see gross + grain (n.).

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