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huckaback

[ huhk-uh-bak ]
/ ˈhʌk əˌbæk /
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noun
toweling of linen or cotton, of a distinctive absorbent weave.
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Also called huck.

Origin of huckaback

First recorded in 1680–90; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for huckaback

huckaback
/ (ˈhʌkəˌbæk) /

noun
a coarse absorbent linen or cotton fabric used for towels and informal shirts, etcAlso called: huck (hʌk)

Word Origin for huckaback

C17: of unknown origin
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