noun, plural pais·leys.
- paisiello, giovanni,
- pajama party,
Origin of paisley
Examples from the Web for paisley
There was also the paisley mini with nude fishnet tights she wore in “The Crash,” when the Draper home was robbed.Megan Draper’s Dramatic Wardrobe Evolution on ‘Mad Men’|Misty White Sidell|June 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Paisley, Oregon: This small Oregon town of barely 250 people is where the oldest DNA in America was discovered.Meet America’s Indiana Jones: Andrew Carroll Searches for Forgotten History Across the U.S.|Nina Strochlic|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Critics and listeners were left confused whether Paisley was apologizing for his apparel or justifying it with his bizarre lyrics.'Accidental Racist': Brad Paisley and LL Cool J Duet on the Confederacy in New Track|Jean Trinh|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Take, for example, the time he wore a Céline paisley silk blouse onstage at Coachella.Kanye Wore A Leather Skirt to the 12-12-12 Sandy Concert, And People Freaked Out|Misty White Sidell|December 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
RIE toys are simple—a paisley scarf, a wooden spoon, a plastic colander—so as to stimulate imagination and motor skills.
“Crook may be here any day or any hour,” said Paisley, returning to the doctor.Red Men and White|Owen Wister
In 1812 they built a factory in Paisley, Scotland, which had long been noted for its textile industries.The Invention of the Sewing Machine|Grace Rogers Cooper
I wrapped my Paisley scarf round my shoulders, took my courage in both hands, and opened the door.The Lady of the Basement Flat|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I thought from the map that we should go through Paisley; but we did not.Rollo in Scotland|Jacob Abbott
The Paisley Ponds are dry, but there is salt and brackish water three miles lower down the creek.Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart|John McDouall Stuart
Word Origin for paisley
1834 as a type of clothing or material, from Paisley, town in southwest Scotland, where the cloth was originally made. As an adjective by 1900. The town name is literally "church," from Middle Irish baslec, itself from Latin basilica (see basilica).