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or par·ra·mat·ta

  1. a light, twilled dress fabric, having a silk or cotton warp and a woolen weft.
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Origin of paramatta

First recorded in 1825–35; named after Parramatta, town in New South Wales
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Historical Examples of paramatta

  • The next day the Paramatta weighed anchor and proceeded down the river.

    A Final Reckoning

    G. A. Henty

  • The Paramatta had already made more than one circuit of the compass.

  • The fine weather, which the Paramatta had experienced so far, speedily left her.

  • I ain't saying as I expect any such thing will happen, on board the Paramatta.

  • I have now several of the chiefs living with me at Paramatta.

British Dictionary definitions for paramatta



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

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