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Definition of "homespun" []

  • Spun or woven in the home: homespun linen. (adjective)
  • Made of a homespun fabric: a homespun tablecloth. (adjective)
  • Simple and homely; unpretentious: "Most small towns would have gladly forfeited some of their homespun values if it meant luring a firm there” ( William Mueller). (adjective)
  • A plain, coarse, usually woolen cloth made of homespun yarn. (noun)
  • A similar sturdy fabric made on a power loom. (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.

Use "homespun" in a sentence
  • "Frenchman who was brought into Penobscot, dressed in homespun, and sent to meeting."
  • "At her feet, knelt a boy dressed in homespun cotton fringed with red indígena motifs."
  • "In support of the nonimportation movements of 1765 and 1769, the Daughters of Liberty used their traditional skills to weave yarn and wool into homemade cloth they called homespun, which made America less dependent on British textiles."