“A man in the civil line, a townsman, or tradesman: a military term, from the mohair buttons worn by persons of those descriptions, or any others not in the army, the buttons of military men being always of metal: this is generally used as a term of contempt, meaning a bourgeois, tradesman, or mechanic.”
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Interesting because mohair now refers to a type of wool.
I had a mohair sweater when I was younger…and that’s all I know about the stuff 🙂
Cora, it’s yarn made from the hair of the Angora goat.