paduasoy

[ 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

paduasoy
/ (ˈpædjʊəˌsɔɪ) /

noun

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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