Definition of rough-spun in US English:

rough-spun

adjective

  • 1Of yarn, fabric, etc.: crudely or roughly spun.

  • 2Scottish and English regional (northern). figurative. Of a person: lacking in sophistication, rough-mannered.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas D'Urfey (?1653–1723), playwright and writer. From rough + spun.

Pronunciation

rough-spun

/ˈrʌfspʌn/