Cottonade. A coarse heavy variety of cotton cloth, woven plain or twilled, used for men's cheap clothing. Of recent years cottonade has lost its former popularity, on account of the more stylish cotton "cassimeres" and "worsteds" which have come into fashion, and also from the fact that shoddy woolen goods can be purchased for almost the same price. Many of the old cottonade mills which once did a flourishing business now do not make the old fabric except in small quantities for special orders.