Meaning of “corduroy” in the English Dictionary


"corduroy" in English

See all translations

corduroynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkɔː.də.rɔɪ/ us /ˈkɔːr.də.rɔɪ/

Examples from literature

  • Many of the French soldiers were wearing the old uniforms of blue and red, while others were clothed in corduroy. 
  • One man had corduroy trousers of a faded chewing gum tint. 
  • The last item of corduroy had vanished from his apparel. 
  • There was also a gray corduroy dressing-gown, lined with silk. 
  • When he found opportunity he accosted a man in corduroy. 

(Definition of “corduroy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"corduroy" in American English

See all translations

corduroynoun [ U ]

us /ˈkɔr·dəˌrɔɪ/

a thick, cotton material woven with raised parallel lines on the outside, used esp. for jackets and pants

(Definition of “corduroy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)