Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fine woolen cloth with a fancy twill weave.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Obsolete spelling of cashmere.
  • n. Alternative spelling of cassimere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See cassimere.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Cassimere.

Etymologies

kersey + (cassi)mere.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The fashion of the time required men to wear at a ball white kerseymere breeches and silk stockings.

    Domestic Peace

  • Mr. Scully had a brand-new blue coat and brass buttons, buff waistcoat, white kerseymere tights, pumps with large rosettes, and pink silk stockings.

    The Bedford-Row Conspiracy

  • The tailor loved the little boy with all his soul; he attended his mother to her churching, and the child to the font; and, as a present to his little godson on his christening, he sent two yards of the finest white kerseymere in his shop, to make him a cloak.

    Mens Wives

  • Their minds were haunted by a spirit in kerseymere in the evening they walked together in the fields.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • And his wife took care that his rich red hood, kerseymere small-clothes, and black silk stockings upon calves of dignity, were such that his congregation scorned the surgeons all the way to Beverley.

    Mary Anerley

  • Her voice was muffled against his kerseymere frock coat

    The Last Gamble

  • He was dressed in a military-style frock coat over a kerseymere waistcoat in brown and buff stripes, cut in the Hussar style, and buff nankin pantaloons, so that even in civilian clothes, he still looked every inch the soldier.

    The Last Gamble

  • His yellow and blue striped kerseymere waistcoat framed a neck cloth of starched muslin.

    The Last Gamble

  • She was forever telling him he should dress more stylishly, and the dark green kerseymere coat had been the first success in her long and difficult campaign.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • At least, he thought grimly, he had been wearing his good kerseymere coat for his abortive visit to Bautista, which had served to save the coat from the thieves and to save Sharpe from Lucille's wrath.

    Sharpe's Devil

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  • from Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

    July 19, 2009

  • "...the midshipmen were excused their thick kerseymere waistcoats..."
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 285

    February 23, 2008