homespun

[hohm-spuhn]
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adjective
  1. spun or made at home: homespun cloth.
  2. made of such cloth: homespun clothing.
  3. plain; unpolished; unsophisticated; simple; rustic: homespun humor.
noun
  1. a plain-weave cloth made at home, or of homespun yarn.
  2. any cloth of similar appearance.
  3. a rustic person.

Origin of homespun

First recorded in 1580–90; home + spun
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British Dictionary definitions for homespun

homespun

adjective
  1. having plain or unsophisticated character
  2. woven or spun at home
noun
  1. cloth made at home or made of yarn spun at home
  2. a cloth resembling this but made on a power loom
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Word Origin and History for homespun
adj.

1580s, "spun at home," from home (n.) + spun. Figurative sense of "plain, homely" is from c.1600. As a noun, from c.1600.

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