a heavily fulled woolen cloth constructed in twill weave and finished with a fine nap.

Nearby words

  1. kerrville,
  2. kerry,
  3. kerry blue terrier,
  4. kerry hill,
  5. kersey,
  6. kerst,
  7. kerulen,
  8. kerwin,
  9. kerygma,
  10. kerygmatic

Origin of kerseymere

First recorded in 1775–85; kersey + (cassi)mere Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kerseymere

  • Williams, you stole a lot of kerseymere from a store, and ran off with it—a most pernicious crime!

    Diary in America, Series One|Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  • Their minds were haunted by a spirit in kerseymere in the evening they walked together in the fields.

  • Kerseymere—A fine, twilled, woolen cloth of peculiar texture, one thread of warp and two of wool being always above.

    Textiles and Clothing|Kate Heintz Watson

British Dictionary definitions for kerseymere



a fine soft woollen cloth of twill weave

Word Origin for kerseymere

C18: from kersey + (cassi) mere

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