[ kur-zee-meer ]
/ ˈkɜr ziˌmɪər /


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

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


/ (ˈkɜːzɪˌmɪə) /


a fine soft woollen cloth of twill weave

Word Origin for kerseymere

C18: from kersey + (cassi) mere
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