Ratteen meaning

ră-tēn
A thick, twilled woolen cloth.
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A coarse, heavy, twilled woolen cloth, popular in 18th-cent. Britain.
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(archaic) A thick, coarse, woolen twill.
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Origin of ratteen

  • French ratine from Old French rastin from raster to scrape ultimately from Latin rādere rash2

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

  • From French ratine, from Old French rastin, from Latin raster (“to scrape"), ultimately from Latin rādere (“rash").

    From Wiktionary