What does flannel mean?

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ˈflæn lflan·nel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flannel(noun)

    a soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing

  2. washcloth, washrag, flannel, face cloth(noun)

    bath linen consisting of a piece of cloth used to wash the face and body

  3. flannel, gabardine, tweed, white(noun)

    (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth


  1. Flannel(n.)

    a cotton fabric with a thick nap on one side, resembling flannel; it is used, e. g. for underwear or sheets; also called flanellette.

  2. Flannel(n.)

    pl. garments made of flannel, especially underwear.

  3. Origin: [F. flanelle, cf. OF. flaine a pillowcase, a mattress (?); fr. W. gwlanen flannel, fr. gwlan wool; prob. akin to E. wool. Cf. Wool.]


  1. flannel(Noun)

    A soft cloth material woven from wool, possibly combined with cotton or synthetic fibers.

    With the weather turning colder, it was time to dig out our flannel sheets and nightclothes.

  2. flannel(Noun)

    A washcloth.

  3. flannel(Noun)

    Soothing plausible untruth and half truth, claptrap - "Don't talk flannel"

  4. flannel(Verb)

    to rub with a flannel

  5. flannel(Verb)

    to flatter; suck up to

  6. flannel(Adjective)

    made of flannel

  7. Origin: flaunneol, from flanelle (cf. Jersiais ), diminutive of flaine, floene 'coarse wool', from ‘wool’ (cf. Welsh gwlân, Breton gloan). More at wool.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flannel(noun)

    a soft, nappy, woolen cloth, of loose texture

  2. Origin: [F. flanelle, cf. OF. flaine a pillowcase, a mattress (?); fr. W. gwlanen flannel, fr. gwlan wool; prob. akin to E. wool. Cf. Wool.]


  1. Flannel

    Flannel is a soft woven fabric, of various fineness. Flannel was originally made from carded wool or worsted yarn, but is now often made from either wool, cotton, or synthetic fibre. Flannel may be brushed to create extra softness or remain unbrushed. The brushing process is a mechanical process where a fine metal brush rubs the fabric to create fine fibers from the loosely spun yarns. Typically, flannel has either a single- or double-sided nap. Double-napped flannel refers to a fabric that has been brushed on both sides. If the flannel is not napped, it gains its softness through the loosely spun yarn in its woven form. Flannel is commonly used to make tartan clothing, blankets, bed sheets, and sleepwear. "Flannel shirt" is often mistakenly used to make any shirt with a plaid or tartan pattern, rather than a shirt constructed of flannel fabric.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flannel

    flan′el, n. a soft woollen cloth of loose texture for undergarments, &c.: the garment itself: (pl.) the garb of cricketers, &c.—v.t. to wrap in or rub with flannel.—n. Flannelette′, a cotton fabric, made in imitation of flannel.—adjs. Flann′elled; Flann′elly. [Orig. flannen, acc. to Skeat, from W. gwlanengwlan, wool; acc. to Diez, the equivalent Fr. flanelle is from the O. Fr. flaine, a pillow-case.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flannel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flannel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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