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homespun

[hohm-spuhn] /ˈhoʊmˌspʌn/
adjective
1.
spun or made at home:
homespun cloth.
2.
made of such cloth:
homespun clothing.
3.
plain; unpolished; unsophisticated; simple; rustic:
homespun humor.
noun
4.
a plain-weave cloth made at home, or of homespun yarn.
5.
any cloth of similar appearance.
6.
a rustic person.
Origin of homespun
1580-1590
1580-90; home + spun
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homespun

/ˈhəʊmˌspʌn/
adjective
1.
having plain or unsophisticated character
2.
woven or spun at home
noun
3.
cloth made at home or made of yarn spun at home
4.
a cloth resembling this but made on a power loom
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Word Origin and History for homespun
adj.

1580s, "spun at home," from home (n.) + spun. Figurative sense of "plain, homely" is from c.1600. As a noun, from c.1600.

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