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"flannel" in British English

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flannelnoun

uk   /ˈflæn.əl/ us   /ˈflæn.əl/
  • flannel noun (TYPE OF CLOTH)

[U] a light cloth usually made from wool, used especially for making clothes: flannel trousers
flannels [plural] UK
trousers made of flannel: Traditionally, white flannels are worn when playing cricket.
  • flannel noun (UNNECESSARY WORDS)

[U] UK informal speech containing a lot of words that is used to avoid telling the truth or answering a question, and is often intended to deceive: Leave out the flannel and answer the question!

flannelverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈflæn.əl/ us   /ˈflæn.əl/ -ll- UK informal
to use a lot of words to avoid telling the truth or answering a question, often in order to deceive
(Definition of flannel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flannelnoun [U]

us   /ˈflæn·əl/
a soft cloth usually made from cotton or wool: flannel pajamas a flannel shirt
(Definition of flannel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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