Complete Definition of "fustian"

English

Noun
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fustian

  1. Pompous, inflated or pretentious writing or speech, used since at least the time of :wikipedia:Shakespeare|Shakespeare. For this shift of meaning, compare bombast.
  2. A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc.

Quotations
1882, Fustian, of which I have found only one entry before 1401, occurs frequently in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It appears to have been a ribbed cloth. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 568.

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