What is the definition of corduroy?

-noun

1.

a cotton-filling pile fabric with lengthwise cords or ridges.

2.

corduroys, trousers made of this fabric.

-adjective

3.

of, pertaining to, or resembling corduroy.

4.

constructed of logs laid together transversely, as a road across swampy ground.

-verb (used with object)

5.

to form (a road or the like) by laying logs transversely.

6.

to make a corduroy road across or along.

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Origin:

1780-90; perh. cord (cf. cords) + duroy, deroy (now obs.) a woolen fabric originating in W England; later taken as F cord du roy the king's cords, though the fabric had no connection with France

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