homespun

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

homespun

  1. (of yarn) Spun in the home.
  2. (of fabric) Woven in the home.
  3. (of clothing etc) Made from homespun fabric.
    • Washington Irving
      homespun country garbs
  4. (by extension) Plain and homely; unsophisticated and unpretentious.
    • Dryden
      our homespun English proverb
    • Addison
      our homespun authors
    • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:homespun.

Noun[edit]

homespun ‎(countable and uncountable, plural homespuns)

  1. Fabric made from homespun yarn.
  2. (obsolete) An unpolished, rustic person. Example: "What hempen homespuns have we swaggering here?" - Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream Act III Scene I

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