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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From home +‎ spun.

AdjectiveEdit

homespun (not comparable)

  1. (of yarn) Spun in the home.
  2. (of fabric) Woven in the home.
  3. (of clothing etc) Made from homespun fabric.
    • (Can we date this quote by Washington Irving and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      homespun country garbs
  4. (by extension) Plain and homely; unsophisticated and unpretentious.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      our homespun English proverb
    • (Can we date this quote by Addison and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      our homespun authors
    • For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:homespun.

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NounEdit

homespun (countable and uncountable, plural homespuns)

  1. Fabric made from homespun yarn.
  2. (obsolete) An unpolished, rustic person.

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