Definition of pantofle in English:
A high-heeled slipper or light shoe.
- From the late 15th to the mid 17th century, overshoes shaped like mules, called pantofles, were worn to protect the front of the shoes.
- He stood in his felt pantofles and regarded her with shrewd eyes.
- These, too, were worn inside another shoe, or pantofle, to protect them.
late 15th century: from French pantoufle.