fleece definition, meaning - what is fleece in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fleece”

See all translations

fleece

noun [C or U] uk   us   /fliːs/
the thick covering of wool on a sheep, or this covering used to make a piece of clothing: My jacket is lined with fleece/is fleece-lined. a type of warm soft material, or a jacket made from this

fleece

verb [T] uk   us   /fliːs/ informal
to take someone's money dishonestly, by charging too much money or by cheating them: That restaurant really fleeced us!
(Definition of fleece from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fleece?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fleece” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More