Definition of pantofle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpantəf(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /panˈtɒf(ə)l/


A high-heeled slipper or light shoe.
Example sentences
  • These, too, were worn inside another shoe, or pantofle, to protect them.
  • Out-of-doors, well-to-do Elizabethans wore two pairs of shoes, an inner slipper and the outer shoe (pantofle), which required some practice to keep on while walking.
  • The pantofle was removed indoors, particularly while dancing, so that one could ' trip light-footed '.


Late 15th century: from French pantoufle.

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