1) A coarse woollen cloth with a thick nap or frieze, named from Duffel between Antwerp and Mechlin.

1761 Likewise into Scotland hee sends mixt broods ... and duffills, Wakefield. It was used as a verb also: 1761 But if you sell them finished frised or duffild, Wakefield. Note: 1728 one man clothed in a sad brown duffen coat ... a shagg cloth, West Riding.

spellings duffle
dates 1728 1761

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