Definition of "lint" []

  • Clinging bits of fiber and fluff; fuzz. (noun)
  • Downy material obtained by scraping linen cloth and used for dressing wounds. (noun)
  • The mass of soft fibers surrounding the seeds of unginned cotton. (noun)
  • An absorbent cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side, used to dress wounds, etc (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.

  • Shreds of fibre, yarn, etc (noun)
  • Staple fibre for making cotton yarn (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lint" in a sentence
  • "Considering that most of your clothes are polyester or cotton blends, the off flow lint is a good fire ignition source."
  • "Maybe the lint is blue to make up for no blue food? leftover"
  • ""Goodness, gracious, great balls of foreskin lint!""