Linsey-woolsey meaning

lĭn'zē-wo͝ol'zē
A coarse, woven fabric of wool and cotton or of wool and linen.
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A coarse cloth made of linen and wool, or cotton and wool.
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An incongruous mixture; jumble.
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A fabric made of both linen and wool.
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Origin of linsey-woolsey

  • Middle English linsiwolsie alteration of linen linen linen wolle wool wool
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Diminutive of linen and wool. See -y, -ey.
    From Wiktionary