Meaning of “fustian” in the English Dictionary

"fustian" in English

See all translations

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. 

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

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!