Definition of toilenette in English:

toilenette

Pronunciation /twɑːləˈnɛt/

noun

historical
  • A kind of fine cloth with a silk or cotton warp and a woollen weft used especially for fancy waistcoats and dresses in the 18th and 19th centuries.

adjective

historical
  • Of an item of clothing (especially a waistcoat): made of toilenette.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Morning Post. Probably irregularly from French toile linen, cloth + -net, -nette.