Definition of “flannel” - English Dictionary

“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)

“flannel” in American English

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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)