Origin of Kidderminster

First recorded in 1660–70; named after the town in Worcestershire, England, where it was first made Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for kidderminster


  1. a town in W central England, in N Worcestershire on the River Stour: carpet industry. Pop: 55 610 (2001)
  2. a type of ingrain reversible carpet originally made at Kidderminster
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Word Origin and History for kidderminster


type of carpet, 1832, named for the town in England where it was manufactured.

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