Definition of corduroy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɔːdərɔɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrdərɔɪ//
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  1. 1 (also cord) [uncountable] a type of strong soft cotton cloth with a pattern of raised parallel lines on it, used for making clothes a corduroy jacket
  2. 2 corduroys [plural] (old-fashioned) = cords
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: probably from cord ‘ribbed fabric’ + duroy, denoting a kind of lightweight worsted formerly made in the West of England, of unknown origin.
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