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

     

    lint

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//lɪnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//lɪnt//
     
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  1. 1(especially British English) a type of soft cotton cloth used for covering and protecting wounds
  2. 2(specialist) short fine fibres that come off the surface of cloth when it is being made
  3. 3(especially North American English) (usually British English fluff) small soft pieces of wool, cotton, etc. that stick on the surface of cloth
  4. Word Origin late Middle English lynnet ‘flax prepared for spinning’, perhaps from Old French linette ‘linseed’, from lin ‘flax’.
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