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dungaree

Line breaks: dun|garee
Pronunciation: /ˌdʌŋɡəˈriː
 
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Definition of dungaree in English:

noun

1 (dungarees) chiefly British A garment consisting of trousers with a bib held up by straps over the shoulders, made of calico, denim, or a similar material and worn as casual or working clothes.
Example sentences
  • I can still see John walking home wearing his dungarees and his lunchbag strapped across his shoulder.
  • Three or four years ago the complaint was that the only maternity clothes in existence were dungarees and black trousers.
  • She would pick him up by the straps of her dungarees and sniff his breath.
1.1North American Hard-wearing denim trousers.
Example sentences
  • The business grew and they got into men's ready-to-wear and, in the 1960s, added such stylish items as dungarees during the denim revolution.
  • I think I may have worn a pair of the double-knee dungarees for six or seven hundred days straight.
  • On this school day, Matt was wearing dungarees and a cute baseball cap, the hat perfectly shading his blue eyes.
2 [mass noun] A kind of coarse Indian calico.
Example sentences
  • One of Bharat's little known but long lasting contributions to the Western world was the export of a thick cotton cloth known as dungaree, which was sold at a market near the Dongarii Fort in Mumbai in the sixteenth century.

Origin

late 17th century (in sense 2): from Hindi duṅgrī.

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