What does the word pongee mean?

Usage examples for pongee

  1. Not that the superior intelligence of which she had begun to suspect him had been put to any real test by the discovery of her home, and she was quite sure her modest suit of blue serge and her $ 2. 99 pongee blouse proclaimed her as a working girl of the mill city. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  2. She says that pongee we made her last spring never fit her slick enough between the shoulders. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst