nainsook

[ neyn-sook, nan- ]
/ ˈneɪn sʊk, ˈnæn- /

noun

a fine, soft-finished cotton fabric, usually white, used for lingerie and infants' wear.

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Origin of nainsook

1780–90; <Urdu, Hindi nainsukh, equivalent to nain the eye + sukh pleasure
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nainsook
/ (ˈneɪnsʊk, ˈnæn-) /

noun

a light soft plain-weave cotton fabric, used esp for babies' wear

Word Origin for nainsook

C19: from Hindi nainsukh, literally: delight to the eye, from nain eye + sukh delight, from Sanskrit sukha
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