or par·ra·mat·ta

[ par-uh-mat-uh ]
/ ˌpær əˈmæt ə /


a light, twilled dress fabric, having a silk or cotton warp and a woolen weft.

Origin of paramatta

First recorded in 1825–35; named after Parramatta, town in New South Wales Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for paramatta



/ (ˌpærəˈmætə) /


a lightweight twill-weave fabric of wool formerly with silk or cotton, used for dresses, etc, now used esp for rubber-proofed garments

Word Origin for paramatta

C19: named after Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, where it was originally produced
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