Buckram (noun, verb)
buckram [ buhk-ruh m ]noun
1. a stiff cotton fabric for interlinings, book bindings, etc.
2. stiffness of manner; extreme preciseness or formality.verb (used with object), buck·ramed, buck·ram·ing.
3. to strengthen with buckram.
to give a false appearance of importance, value, or strength to.RELATED WORDS
solid, stark, tight, tense, rigid, thick, wooden, creaky, arthritic, firm, refractory, set, brittle, rheumatic, fixed, frozen, graceless, hardened, inelastic, mechanicalSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.comOrigin:
1175–1225; Middle English bukeram < Middle High German buckeram or Old Italian bucherame, said to be named after Bukhara, once noted for textiles
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