Fustian meaning

fŭschən
Pretentious speech or writing; pompous language.
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Pompous, bombastic, and ranting.
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Made of or as if of fustian.
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(historical) A coarse cloth of cotton and linen.
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A thick cotton cloth with a short nap, as corduroy, velveteen, etc.
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Pompous, pretentious talk or writing; bombast; rant.
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Pompous and pretentious.
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A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff.
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A class of cloth including corduroy and velveteen.
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Pompous, inflated or pretentious writing or speech.
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Made of fustian.
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Origin of fustian

  • Middle English from Old French fustaigne from Medieval Latin fūstānum, fūstiānum possibly from Latin fūstis wooden stick, club (translation of Greek xulinos wood-linen, cotton) or from El Fostat (El Fustat), a section of Cairo, Egypt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English fustian, from Old French fustaine, from Medieval Latin fustaneum, probably from Latin fustis (“club; (medieval use) tree trunk”).

    From Wiktionary