Meaning of linsey-woolsey

lin•sey-wool•sey

Pronunciation: (lin'zē-wool'zē), [key]
— pl. -seys.
  1. a coarse fabric woven from linen warp, or sometimes cotton, and coarse wool filling.
  2. a garment made from this.
  3. any mixture that is incongruous or of poor quality; jumble:Also called That last speech was a linsey-woolsey of stale platitudes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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