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  1. a cotton pile fabric with short pile.

  2. velveteens, trousers of this fabric.

  1. made of velveteen: a velveteen jumper.

Origin of velveteen

1770–80; velvet + -een, variant of -ine1

Words Nearby velveteen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use velveteen in a sentence

  • Without further interruption, we reached the front office, where we found the clerk and the man in velveteen with the fur cap.

    Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
  • Turning his head, Wegg beheld his persecutor, the ever-wakeful dustman, accoutred with fantail hat and velveteen smalls complete.

    Our Mutual Friend | Charles Dickens

British Dictionary definitions for velveteen


/ (ˌvɛlvɪˈtiːn) /

    • a cotton fabric resembling velvet with a short thick pile, used for clothing, etc

    • (as modifier): velveteen trousers

  1. (plural) trousers made of velveteen

Derived forms of velveteen

  • velveteened, adjective

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