American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Pure fabrication or fiction: "He invented, almost out of whole cloth, what it means to be American” ( Ned Rorem). "His account of being drugged, kidnapped and tortured was made up of whole cloth” ( George Carver).
- n. A newly made textile which has not yet been cut.
- n. figuratively The fictitious material from which complete fabrications, lies with no basis in truth, are made.
- n. Something made completely new, with no history, and not based on anything else.
- adv. idiomatic in full extent, wholesale, entirely, without changes or additions
- From whole + cloth. (Wiktionary)
- From the fabrication of garments out of newly manufactured, full-sized pieces of cloth. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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