homespun

[hohm-spuhn]
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:
1580–90; home + spun

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homespun (ˈhəʊmˌspʌn)
 
adj
1.  having plain or unsophisticated character
2.  woven or spun at home
 
n
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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homespun definition


  1. n.
    homemade liquor or beer. : Jed offered a little of his homespun round the table.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Some are made of fine wool while others are composed of homespun yarn.
Pausing in his duties, a ruddy-faced lamplighter in plain homespun pauses to
  carouse with his fellows in the village streets.
Several months later, the first pernicious homespun code appeared.
Human-rights campaigners point out that a number of notable homespun
  intellectuals are in jail.
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