Definition of pantofle in English:

pantofle

Line breaks: pan|tofle
Pronunciation: /ˈpantəf(ə)l
 
, panˈtɒf(ə)l
 
/

noun

historical
A high-heeled slipper or light shoe.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 15th century: from French pantoufle.

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