[ kur-zee ]

noun,plural ker·seys.
  1. a heavy overcoating of wool or wool and cotton, similar to beaver and melton.

  2. a coarse twilled woolen cloth with a cotton warp, used especially for work clothes.

  1. a garment made of kersey.

Origin of kersey

1400–50; late Middle English; perhaps after Kersey, in Suffolk, England

Words Nearby kersey Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use kersey in a sentence

  • Beaver—Similar to kersey, but with a longer nap, soft, thick nap inside.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson

British Dictionary definitions for kersey


/ (ˈkɜːzɪ) /

  1. a smooth woollen cloth used for overcoats, etc

  2. a twilled woollen cloth with a cotton warp

Origin of kersey

C14: probably from Kersey, village in Suffolk

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