[ hohm-spuhn ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌspʌn /


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


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

Origin of homespun

First recorded in 1580–90; home + spun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for homespun

/ (ˈhəʊmˌspʌn) /


having plain or unsophisticated character
woven or spun at home


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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