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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Origin and Etymology of fauntleroy

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


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