Definition of balbriggan in English:

balbriggan

noun

  • A fine, unbleached knitted cotton fabric, used for stockings and underwear.

    • ‘Contract cleaners use white terry, balbriggan and sheets.’
    • ‘Balbriggan eventually came to refer to the underwear made from the cloth.’
    • ‘Balbriggan is a knitted cotton fabric named after the Irish town.’

Origin

Late 19th century: named after the town of Balbriggan in Ireland, where it was originally made.

Pronunciation:

balbriggan

/balˈbriɡən/