Corduroy Cor"du*roy` (k[^o]r"d[-u]*roi` or k[^o]r`d[-u]*roi"), n. [Prob. for F. corde du roi king's cord.] 1. A sort of cotton velveteen, having the surface raised in ridges. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. Trousers or breeches of corduroy. [1913 Webster]

{Corduroy road}, a roadway formed of logs laid side by side across it, as in marshy places; -- so called from its rough or ribbed surface, resembling corduroy. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Corduroy — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase Corduroy (desambiguación). «Corduroy» Canción de Pearl Jam Álbum Vitalogy …   Wikipedia Español

  • corduroy — [kôr′də roi΄] n. [prob. < cord + obs. duroy, a coarse fabric formerly produced in England: hence, corded duroy] 1. a heavy cotton fabric with a piled, velvety surface, ribbed vertically 2. [pl.] trousers made of this fabric adj. 1. made of, or …   English World dictionary

  • Corduroy — Cor du*roy , v. t. To form of logs laid side by side. Roads were corduroyed. Gen. W. T. Sherman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corduroy — 1780, probably from CORD (Cf. cord) + obsolete 17c. duroy, name of a coarse fabric made in England, of unknown origin. Folk etymology is from *corde du roi the king s cord, but this is not attested in French, where the term for the cloth was… …   Etymology dictionary

  • corduroy — ► NOUN ▪ a thick cotton fabric with velvety ribs. ORIGIN probably from CORD(Cf. ↑cording) + duroy, denoting a former kind of lightweight worsted …   English terms dictionary

  • Corduroy — This article is about the fabric. For other uses of the term, see Corduroy (disambiguation). Cotton corduroy …   Wikipedia

  • corduroy — /kawr deuh roy , kawr deuh roy /, n. 1. a cotton filling pile fabric with lengthwise cords or ridges. 2. corduroys, trousers made of this fabric. adj. 3. of, pertaining to, or resembling corduroy. 4. constructed of logs laid together transversely …   Universalium

  • corduroy — [[t]kɔ͟ː(r)dərɔɪ[/t]] corduroys 1) N UNCOUNT Corduroy is thick cotton cloth with parallel raised lines on the outside. ...a corduroy jacket. 2) N PLURAL Corduroys are trousers made out of corduroy …   English dictionary

  • corduroy — I. noun (plural roys) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1791 1. a. plural trousers of corduroy fabric b. a durable usually cotton pile fabric with vertical ribs or wales 2. logs laid side by side transversely to make a road surface II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corduroy — [18] Popular etymology usually associates corduroy with a supposed French corde du roy ‘cord of the king’ or even couleur du roy ‘king’s colour’ (the original corduroy having according to this theory been purple), but in fact there is no concrete …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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