velveteen

[ vel-vi-teen ]
/ ˌvɛl vɪˈtin /

noun

a cotton pile fabric with short pile.
velveteens, trousers of this fabric.

adjective

made of velveteen: a velveteen jumper.

Origin of velveteen

1770–80; velvet + -een, variant of -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for velveteen

velveteen

/ (ˌvɛlvɪˈtiːn) /

noun

  1. a cotton fabric resembling velvet with a short thick pile, used for clothing, etc
  2. (as modifier)velveteen trousers
(plural) trousers made of velveteen
Derived Formsvelveteened, adjective
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Word Origin and History for velveteen

velveteen


n.

imitation velvet (made with cotton in place of silk), 1776, from velvet + commercial suffix -een (variant of -ine).

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