AskDefine | Define drugget

Dictionary Definition

drugget n : a rug made of a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling

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English

Etymology

From droguet, from drogue, from droog, from .

Noun

  1. An inexpensive coarse woolen cloth, used as a covering for finer carpets, as a layer between the carpet and the floor, or as a cheap floor covering on its own.
  2. A floor covering made of drugget.
    This carpet was a small square drugget in the centre of the room... —Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Second Stain, December 1904

Extensive Definition

Formerly, a drugget was a sort of cheap stuff, very thin and narrow, usually made of wool, or half wool and half silk or linen; it may have been corded or plain, and was usually plain. The term is now applied to a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling, used for rugs, tablecloths, etc.

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