- 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 .