One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1mass noun A coarse woven fabric used to make floor coverings.
- ‘They wore flannel shirts over loose-fitting pants fashioned of drugget.’
- ‘The floor was scuffed and in need of polish, and a carpet that had been expensive and very beautiful three or four years ago served the purpose of a strip of drugget down the length of the room.’
- 1.1count noun A floor covering made of drugget.
Mid 16th century: from French droguet, from drogue in the sense ‘poor-quality article’.
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