homespun

[ hohm-spuhn ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌspʌn /

adjective

spun or made at home: homespun cloth.
made of such cloth: homespun clothing.
plain; unpolished; unsophisticated; simple; rustic: homespun humor.

noun

a plain-weave cloth made at home, or of homespun yarn.
any cloth of similar appearance.
a rustic person.

Nearby words

  1. homeshoring,
  2. homesick,
  3. homesickness,
  4. homesite,
  5. homesource,
  6. homestall,
  7. homestay,
  8. homestead,
  9. homestead act,
  10. homestead law

Origin of homespun

First recorded in 1580–90; home + spun

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British Dictionary definitions for homespun

homespun

/ (ˈhəʊmˌspʌn) /

adjective

having plain or unsophisticated character
woven or spun at home

noun

cloth made at home or made of yarn spun at home
a cloth resembling this but made on a power loom
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Word Origin and History for homespun

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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