[ paj-oo-uh-soi ]
/ ˈpædʒ u əˌsɔɪ /
noun, plural pad·u·a·soys.
a slightly corded, strong, rich, silk fabric.
a garment made of this.
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Origin of paduasoy
1625–35; alteration of French pou de soie (variant of poult de soie literally, pelt of silk) by association with Padua
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Example sentences from the Web for paduasoy
The chevalier would then brush away the snuff which had settled in the folds of his waistcoat or his paduasoy breeches.An Old Maid|Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for paduasoy
/ (ˈpædjʊəˌsɔɪ) /
a rich strong silk fabric used for hangings, vestments, etc
a garment made of this
Word Origin for paduasoy
C17: changed (through influence of Padua) from earlier poudesoy, from French pou-de-soie, of obscure origin
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