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velveteen

[vel-vi-teen] /ˌvɛl vɪˈtin/
noun
1.
a cotton pile fabric with short pile.
2.
velveteens, trousers of this fabric.
adjective
3.
made of velveteen:
a velveteen jumper.
Origin of velveteen
1770-1780
1770-80; velvet + -een, variant of -ine1
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velveteen

/ˌvɛlvɪˈtiːn/
noun
1.
  1. a cotton fabric resembling velvet with a short thick pile, used for clothing, etc
  2. (as modifier): velveteen trousers
2.
(pl) trousers made of velveteen
Derived Forms
velveteened, adjective
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Word Origin and History for velveteen
n.

imitation velvet (made with cotton in place of silk), 1776, from velvet + commercial suffix -een (variant of -ine).

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