velveteen n : a usually cotton fabric with a short pile imitating velvet
- Rhymes: -iːn
cotton fabric with a short pile
Velveteen is a cotton cloth made in imitation of velvet. The term is sometimes applied to a mixture of silk and cotton. Some velveteens are a kind of fustian, having a rib of velvet pile alternating with a plain depression. The velveteen trade varies a good deal with the fashions that control the production of velvet.