a thin, lightweight cotton fabric
Origin of nainsookHindi nainsukh ; from nain, the eye + sukh, pleasure
A soft, light, cotton fabric of a plain weave, formerly used for undergarments.
Origin of nainsookFrom Hindi nainsukh, pleasant : nain, eye (from Sanskrit nayanam, from nayati, he leads) + sukh, pleasure (from Sanskrit sukha-, running easily (of chariots), pleasant : su-, good; see (e)su- in Indo-European roots + kham, opening, axle-hole in the nave of a wheel).
(countable and uncountable, plural nainsooks)
- A soft, fine muslin of South Asian origin, sometimes used to make baby clothes.
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