- a coarse cloth made of linen and wool, or cotton and woolalso lin′sey
- Obs. an incongruous mixture; jumble
Origin of linsey-woolseyMiddle English linsy wolsye ; from lin, linen (see line) + wolle, wool + jingling suffix
A coarse, woven fabric of wool and cotton or of wool and linen.
Origin of linsey-woolseyMiddle English linsiwolsie : alteration of linen, linen; see linen + wolle, wool; see wool.