linsey-woolsey

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of linen and wool. See -y, -ey.

Noun[edit]

linsey-woolsey (countable and uncountable, plural linsey-woolseys)

  1. A fabric made of both linen and wool.
  2. (figuratively) Worthless material; nonsense; gibberish.
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Adjective[edit]

linsey-woolsey

  1. Mean; shoddy; of unsuitable composition.