outing flannel

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noun

a light cotton flannel with a short, dense nap.

Origin of outing flannel

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for outing flannel

  • The outing-flannel night dress completes the outfit and should be the only style of dress worn for the first two weeks.

    The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler