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, kha- opening, axle-hole in the nave of a wheel ) ( perhaps akin to Khotanese khā- to open ) ( and Sanskrit khā- ) (Avestan xā- spring (of water), fountain )
(countable and uncountable, plural nainsooks)
- A soft, fine muslin of South Asian origin, sometimes used to make baby clothes.
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