Definition of jandal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒand(ə)l/


NZ trademark
A light sandal with a thong between the big and second toe; a flip-flop: Toki turned up at the last minute. Just out of bed; singlet and jeans; jandals
More example sentences
  • Without a word, they trudge down the gravel path towards the water's edge and rising sun, Georgie in jandals and Caroline in gumboots, their boat on their shoulders.
  • Alas, after a while, the sight of board shorts, singlets, jandals and sunglasses will make you wince.
  • Even at our top restaurants shorts and jandals are not uncommon in the summer months.


1950s: probably from J(apanese) (s)andal.

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