Part of speech: adjective

Of domestic manufacture.

Part of speech: adjective

Plain and homely in character.

Part of speech: noun

Fabric woven at home.

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Usage examples "homespun":

  1. After a few moments, a dose of the medicine was successfully administered; and then the slender, shapely brown hand of the woman grasped the nurse's blue homespun dress. - "At the Mercy of Tiberius", August Evans Wilson.
  2. I plunged my head into the water, and my arms up to the elbows, then came out dripping and wiped it off on a homespun linen towel which the old man had given me when I left the house. - "Dwellers in the Hills", Melville Davisson Post.
  3. They formed a quiet, grave, orderly company of men and women in homespun garments, with only a few children among them. - "The Eagle Cliff", R.M. Ballantyne.