Definition of toile de ménage in English:

toile de ménage

noun

rare
  • A tough homespun cloth of cotton, linen or hemp.

Pronunciation

toile de ménage

/twɑːl də meɪˈnɑːʒ/ /twɑːl də mɛˈnɑːʒ/ /twɑːl də məˈnɑːʒ/

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Arthur Young (1741–1820), agricultural reformer and writer. From French toile de ménage, lit. ‘household cloth’ from toile cloth + de + ménage.