nainsook

nainsook

[neyn-sook, nan-]
noun
a fine, soft-finished cotton fabric, usually white, used for lingerie and infants' wear.

Origin:
1780–90; < Urdu, Hindi nainsukh, equivalent to nain the eye + sukh pleasure

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nainsook (ˈneɪnsʊk, ˈnæn-)
 
n
a light soft plain-weave cotton fabric, used esp for babies' wear
 
[C19: from Hindi nainsukh, literally: delight to the eye, from nain eye + sukh delight, from Sanskrit sukha]

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