[ kur-zee ]
/ ˈkɜr zi /

noun, plural ker·seys.

a heavy overcoating of wool or wool and cotton, similar to beaver and melton.
a coarse twilled woolen cloth with a cotton warp, used especially for work clothes.
a garment made of kersey.

Origin of kersey

1400–50; late Middle English; perhaps after Kersey, in Suffolk, England Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for kersey


/ (ˈkɜːzɪ) /


a smooth woollen cloth used for overcoats, etc
a twilled woollen cloth with a cotton warp

Word Origin for kersey

C14: probably from Kersey, village in Suffolk
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