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velveteen

[ vel-vi-teen ]
/ ˌvɛl vɪˈtin /
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noun

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

adjective

made of velveteen: a velveteen jumper.

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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 forms of velveteen

velveteened, adjective
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