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Sep 10, 2010
This week's theme
Words related to spinning

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distaff
spinster
dizen
subtile
homespun

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homespun

PRONUNCIATION:
(HOHM-spun)

MEANING:
adjective: Unsophisticated; unpolished; rustic.

ETYMOLOGY:
The word acquired its figurative meaning alluding to something made of yarn spun at home, one that's plain and coarse.

USAGE:
"I hope Britain never junks the homespun simplicity of basic biscuits for garish, fancy packets."
Oliver Thring; Consider the Biscuit; The Guardian (London, UK); Aug 10, 2010.

See more usage examples of homespun in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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