Definition of espadrille in English:

espadrille

Line breaks: es¦pa|drille
Pronunciation: /ˈɛspədrɪl
 
, ˌɛspəˈdrɪl
 
/

noun

A light canvas shoe with a plaited fibre sole.
More example sentences
  • Time to bring back summertime's other footwear staple: espadrilles.
  • Team your slouchy, layered outfits with wedge heeled espadrilles, because the sandals which originate from Spain and were big in the 70s are back once again.
  • I slipped on some white hemp soled espadrilles and went down to the open-air restaurant to get some food, because I was hungry.

Origin

late 19th century: from French, from Provençal espardi(l)hos, from espart 'esparto', from Latin spartum (see esparto).

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