Definition of "flannel" []

  • A soft woven cloth of wool or a blend of wool and cotton or synthetics. (noun)
  • Outer clothing, especially trousers, made of this cloth. (noun)
  • Underclothing made of this cloth. (noun)
  • Flannelette. (noun)
  • A soft light woollen fabric with a slight nap, used for clothing (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Trousers or other garments made of flannel (noun)
  • A small piece of cloth used to wash the face and hands; face cloth (noun)
  • Indirect or evasive talk; deceiving flattery (noun)
  • To cover or wrap with flannel (verb)
  • To rub, clean, or polish with flannel (verb)
  • To talk evasively to; flatter in order to mislead (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "flannel" in a sentence
  • "If he did not already wear flannel waistcoats, let it be winter or summer, I should recommend him immediately to do so: if it be winter, I should advise him also to take to _flannel_ drawers."
  • "It has an independent drugstore; men in flannel browsing around the Power Center, which sells lawn mowers and chain saws; and four kinds of potato salad in the Piggly Wiggly."
  • "You think Han Solo would look better in flannel cause he looks a little sissy in that vest."