nainsook

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi नैनसुख (nainsukh), from नैन (nain, eye) + सुख (sukh, pleasure, luxury).

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nainsook (countable and uncountable, plural nainsooks)

  1. A soft, fine muslin of South Asian origin, sometimes used to make baby clothes.
    • 1916, “Smocking”, in The Dressmaker: A Complete Book on All Matters Connected with Sewing and Dressmaking [], 2nd revised and enlarged edition, New York, N.Y.; London: The Butterick Publishing Company, OCLC 2883294, page 29:
      Smocking done in colors on fine white batiste, silk mull, or nainsook makes pretty guimpes and dresses for children and very smart blouses for women.

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  • Spanish: nansú

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