Fauntleroy

adjective
Faun·​tle·​roy | \ ˈfȯntləˌrȯi, ˈfän- \

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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History and Etymology for Fauntleroy

after Lord Fauntleroy, boy hero of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)

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“Fauntleroy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fauntleroy. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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