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nainsook

[neyn-soo k, nan-] /ˈneɪn sʊk, ˈnæn-/
noun
1.
a fine, soft-finished cotton fabric, usually white, used for lingerie and infants' wear.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < Urdu, Hindi nainsukh, equivalent to nain the eye + sukh pleasure
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nainsook

/ˈneɪnsʊk; ˈnæn-/
noun
1.
a light soft plain-weave cotton fabric, used esp for babies' wear
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi nainsukh, literally: delight to the eye, from nain eye + sukh delight, from Sanskrit sukha
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