homespun

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From home +‎ spun.

Adjective[edit]

homespun (not comparable)

  1. (of yarn) Spun in the home.
  2. (of fabric) Woven in the home.
  3. (of clothing etc) Made from homespun fabric.
  4. (by extension) Plain and homely; unsophisticated and unpretentious.
    • John 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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