Definition of mohair in English:

mohair

Pronunciation /ˈmōˌher/ /ˈmoʊˌhɛr/

noun

  • 1The long, silky hair of the angora goat.

    • ‘Their large herd of Angora goats that are sheared for the fiber the goats produce, mohair, are rounded up twice a year.’
    • ‘His great-uncle started the business in the mid-19th century when he moved to Bradford from Turkey to trade in opium for the pharmaceutical trade, wheat, barley, fur and mohair.’
    • ‘Farmers from as far as Jilingarra, Gidgegannup, Merredin and Armadale visited the farm to see a team of local shearers and the preparation of mohair for sale.’
    • ‘Three local shearers will be in action and a professional mohair classer will inform people of the grades and differences in quality of mohair.’
    • ‘I can't think of a single subsidy that actually got eliminated, not even honey or mohair.’
    • ‘The business developed into three strands: one dealing in mohair, another in combing wool to be sold on to spinning factories and the third in hand-knitting wool.’
    • ‘In addition, he has drawn federal subsidies for the mohair wool his sheep produce.’
    • ‘The house's owner, the elderly founder of the local wool and mohair trading warehouse, passed away and left the place to his grandson.’
    • ‘Lesotho's abundance of cattle, sheep, and goats provides a basis for a wool and mohair industry.’
    • ‘The major exports are manufactures, wool and mohair, food, and livestock.’
    1. 1.1A yarn or fabric made from mohair, typically mixed with wool.
      as modifier ‘a mohair sweater’
      • ‘For our illustration, we chose a tailored skirt suit in a textured wool, mohair, and linen blend.’
      • ‘The clothing is available in a vast variety of weights, with plush effects, blended with silk, mohair, wool and lurex in the ways that make these garments instantly recognizable.’
      • ‘From the toy bears on wheels, they expanded to the production of stuffed toy animals for which they utilized mohair plush, a new fabric woven from the wool of angora goats.’
      • ‘Made from polyamide, wool and mohair, this classic black cardigan features a ribbed neckline and subtle zipper closure.’
      • ‘As it turns out, it's a big, flashy showcase for a flow of greatcoats, crepe dresses and mohair sweaters.’
      • ‘I was still pulling on my mohair sweater over my black t-shirt when I ran into Geri in the lobby.’
      • ‘Sharp points like inverted ice cream cones pushed out of her white mohair sweater.’
      • ‘They were made from wool and mohair, and were beautifully soft and even more importantly hard wearing.’
      • ‘‘This spinning wheel is a little darling,’ she added, deftly teasing out a skein of deep bluey green yarn - a luxury mixture of mohair, merino and silk.’
      • ‘Fluffy-haired and wearing a soft, cherry-coloured mohair sweater, she doesn't look scary.’
      • ‘In the new collection, men and women can also enjoy luxury fabrics such as combinations of silk and worsted, mohair, satin, lace, fur and leather.’
      • ‘Fabrics and colours are luxuriously decadent: red felt, magenta georgette, misty grey mohair, powdery blue sheepskin and sequinned fleece knits.’
      • ‘Aran weight, chunky, pure new wool, merino, cotton dk, 4 ply, mohair, angora; you name it I've probably got it in my stash somewhere.’
      • ‘This is done with 1 skein of Colinette mohair and 3 skeins of Colinette mercury.’
      • ‘The seats are comfortable for old style seats, and are supposedly upholstered in mohair.’
      • ‘The comfortable seats are upholstered with a dark green mohair that enhances the feeling of informality.’
      • ‘By then his celebrity was well established and he wore a dark suit of shiny mohair in a modish cut.’
      • ‘Capes and ponchos in embroidered mohair, short-length jackets are styled with ample sleeves and hugging necklines.’
      • ‘They are made of mohair and wearing costumes similar to those mill workers would have worn in the days when Trowbridge was a woollen industry town.’
      • ‘If you find wool uncomfortable or itchy, you can find sweaters in merino wool, cashmere or mohair, for a softer, almost silky touch - but these can be more pricey, especially cashmere.’

Origin

Late 16th century from Arabic muḵayyar ‘cloth made of goat's hair’ (literally ‘choice, select’). The change in ending was due to association with hair.

Pronunciation

mohair

/ˈmōˌher/ /ˈmoʊˌhɛr/