fustiannoun [ U ]uk /ˈfʌs.ti.ən/ us /ˈfʌs.tʃən/
adjective uk us
Examples from literature
- Among our dresses there were most kinds of shabby and greasy wear, and much fustian and corduroy that was neither sound nor fragrant.
- For three years he earned his living as regularly as the obscure functionary in fustian who swept the office.
- He was attired in loose fustian clothes with a red handkerchief wound round his throat, and a low slouching hat—one of those called wide-awake—partially concealed his features.
- The door then opened, and a plain elm coffin was slowly thrust forth, and laid by two men in fustian along the middle of the vehicle.
- There is something touching in the whiteness of a well-worn shirt, and the careful patches of a poor man's old fustian coat.