- Historical a coarse cloth of cotton and linen
- a thick cotton cloth with a short nap, as corduroy, velveteen, etc.
- pompous, pretentious talk or writing; bombast; rant
Origin of fustianMiddle English from Old French fustaigne from Medieval Latin fustaneum ( from Classical Latin fustis, wooden stick) used as translated, translation of Classical Greek xylinon from xylinos, wooden (in LXX, cotton)
- made of fustian
- pompous and pretentious