Definition of linsey-woolsey in English:

linsey-woolsey

noun

  • A strong, coarse fabric with a linen or cotton warp and a woolen weft.

Origin

Late 15th century: from linsey, originally denoting a coarse linen fabric (probably from Lindsey, a village in Suffolk where the material was first made) + wool + -sey as a rhyming suffix.

Pronunciation

linsey-woolsey

/ˌlɪnzi ˈwʊlzi//ˌlinzē ˈwo͝olzē/