sergedusoy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French serge de soie.

Noun[edit]

sergedusoy (uncountable)

  1. (historical) Silk serge.
    • 1860, Frederick William Fairholt, Costume in England, p. 578:
      SERGEDUSOY (Fr.). A coarse silken stuff, as its name implies. It was used in the last century for coats, etc., for common people, being a degree above cloth.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 240:
      He is wearing a freshly starched cravat and a new sergdusoy jacket, his boots are polished and he carries a clumsily wrapped package under his arms.