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Anyone know the etymology of the "terry" part? --bodnotbod (talk) 12:58, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

The OED says that the origin is unknown. It also isn't clear if the word was originally a noun or an adjective. It says: "If adj., it may have been a corruption of F. tiré drawn." The earliest usage shown in the OED is 1784, as a noun. Shari (talk) 11:01, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Are most towels made from terry?[edit]

Are most towels made from this terry cloth? -- Michael Janich (talk) 06:07, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

My instinct says yes, since I've never seen anything else, but I don't have any facts on the matter. - C A W (talk) 02:26, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Turkish towels?[edit]

Where in the US is that said? - C A W (talk) 02:26, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

cotton or other fiber?[edit]

Shouldn't it mention what fiber terrycloth is usually made from? I'm assuming terry refers to the loopiness, not the fiber content.KannD86 (talk) 23:26, 30 January 2011 (UTC)


"used in men's, women's and children's clothes" So.. clothes, basically?-- (talk) 18:12, 15 August 2012 (UTC)


Hello. The Italian entry seems to have a better (clearer) picture, plus an interesting technical diagram. You may want to integrate it here. Thanks. (talk) 03:09, 23 June 2013 (UTC)


When was terry cloth invented? Was it possible to make it before the advent of industrial machinery? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:52, 1 June 2014 (UTC)