a coarse, lightweight woolen cloth, usually ribbed and with a cotton warp
Origin of kerseyME, after Kersey, village in Suffolk, England
- A twilled woolen fabric, sometimes with a cotton warp, used for coats.
- often kerseys A garment made of this fabric.
- A woolen, often ribbed fabric formerly used for hose and trousers.
Origin of kerseyMiddle English kersei, after Kersey, a village of southeast England.
- A type of rough woollen cloth.
Perhaps from the village of Kersey, Suffolk.