Definition of Fauntleroy
: characterized by a short tailored jacket, knee-length trousers, rather frilly shirt, wide collar with rounded corners, or large loose bow dressed the boy in Fauntleroy clothes and kept his hair in curls — R. L. Taylor a Fauntleroy suit a Fauntleroy collar
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Origin and Etymology of fauntleroy
after Lord Fauntleroy, boy hero of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)
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