Definition of paramatta in English:

paramatta

(also parramatta)

noun

  • A fine-quality twill fabric with a weft of worsted and a warp of cotton or silk.

Origin

Early 19th century: named after Parramatta, a city in New South Wales, Australia, which was the site of a prison whose inmates manufactured the cloth for clothing supplied to the convict servants of settlers.

Pronunciation

paramatta

/ˌparəˈmadə/