from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A twilled woolen fabric, sometimes with a cotton warp, used for coats.
- n. A garment made of this fabric. Often used in the plural.
- n. A woolen, often ribbed fabric formerly used for hose and trousers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of rough woollen cloth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of coarse, woolen cloth, usually ribbed, woven from wool of long staple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of coarse woolen cloth, usually ribbed, made from long wool
- Made of kersey-cloth.
- Hence Homespun; homely.
Middle English kersei, after Kersey, a village of southeast England.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Perhaps from the village of Kersey, Suffolk. (Wiktionary)