Ke'rsey. n.s. [karsaye, Dutch; carisée, French.] Coarse stuff.
Taffata phrases, silken terms precise,
I do forswear them; and I here protest,
Henceforth my wooing mind shall be exprest
In russet yeas, and honest kersey noes. Shakespeare.
His lackey with a linnen stock on one leg, and a kersey boot-hose on the other. Shakes. Taming of the Shrew.
The same wool one man felts it into a hat, another weaves it into cloth, and another into kersey or serge. Hale.
Thy kersey doublet spreading wide,
Drew Cic'ly's eye aside. Gay.