Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing
  2. (noun, artifact) (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
  3. (noun, artifact) bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the face and body

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Alternate forms of Flannel

Hypernyms: bath linen, cloth, fabric, material, pant, textile, trouser

Origin of the word Flannel

  1. 1503, from Welsh gwlanen "woolen cloth," from gwlan "wool." Not a universally accepted etymology; some suggest an Anglo-Fr. dim. of O.Fr. flaine "a kind of coarse wool." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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