- designating, of, or having an intricate, multicolored pattern typically of abstract curving figures resembling fat commas, used esp. for textile fabrics: originally derived from designs on cashmere shawls imported into Britain from India
- made of cloth having such a pattern
Origin of paisleyafter Paisley, where wool shawls in this pattern were origin, originally made (c. 1800)
- a paisley pattern
- a paisley cloth, shawl, necktie, etc.