- a curly wool, silk, or cotton yarn that gives the knitted or woven fabric made from it a tufted or knotted texture
- such a fabric
Origin of boucléFr, past participle of boucler, to buckle, curl, bulge: see buckle
- A type of yarn usually consisting of three strands, one of which is less taut, creating a looped or curly texture.
- Fabric woven or knitted from this yarn.
Origin of boucleFrench from past participle of boucler to curl from Old French from boucle buckle, curl of hair ; see buckle .