balbriggan

balbriggan

[bal-brig-uhn]
noun
a plain-knit cotton fabric, used especially in hosiery and underwear.

Origin:
1855–60; after Balbriggan, town in Ireland, where first made

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balbriggan (bælˈbrɪɡən)
 
n
1.  a knitted unbleached cotton fabric
2.  (often plural) underwear made of this
 
[C19: from Balbriggan, Ireland, where it was originally made]

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