dungaree

noun

dun·​ga·​ree ˌdəŋ-gə-ˈrē How to pronounce dungaree (audio)
ˈdəŋ-gə-ˌrē
1
: a heavy coarse durable cotton twill woven from colored yarns
specifically : blue denim
2
dungarees ˌdəŋ-gə-ˈrēz How to pronounce dungaree (audio)
ˈdəŋ-gə-ˌrēz
plural : clothes made usually of blue denim
dungareed
ˌdəŋ-gə-ˈrēd How to pronounce dungaree (audio)
ˈdəŋ-gə-ˌrēd
adjective

Examples of dungaree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 13 Going on 30 actress, 51, went blackberry-picking on her Oklahoma farm this weekend and shared a video of herself stylishly eating the wild fruits in striped dungarees and a beige bucket hat. Clare Fisher, Peoplemag, 4 Sep. 2023 Her dungarees and blue print bandanna were folded neatly under her head as though used as a pillow, the Globe reported in 1987. John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Oct. 2022 Late-19th-century coal miners sported early versions of denim dungarees—the progenitors to jeans—noted Ms. Chapin, while white T-shirts rose to prominence when the U.S. Navy began issuing them to sailors around 1913. Todd Plummer, wsj.com, 15 Apr. 2023 After accepting the sartorial task, the 50 First Dates actress, 48, pulled out a pair of denim dungarees for Pratt to wear. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2023 Have hundreds of thousands of people across the world gone on social media to relentlessly mock the weird appearance of your anthropomorphic ring-loving blue hedgehog or pour scorn over your decision to hire Chris Pratt to voice your mustached, dungaree-wearing Italian plumber? Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Nov. 2022 The guy who worked the big black cast-iron flattops wore only a T-shirt and loose dungarees and an often-dirty apron. Gabrielle Hamilton, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2020 The Daily Mail's Caroline Parr quickly identified the dungarees as being from H&M. The affordable £15 outfit also comes with its own bodysuit, but Harry and Meghan seem to have opted for a different shirt. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 25 Sep. 2019 The two men are dressed as babies, and Kim’s dungarees—in an unsubtle nod to the tensions between the Asian country and the rest of the world—feature a grinning cartoon bomb. Natasha Frost, Quartz, 3 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Hindi dũgrī & Urdu dungrī

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dungaree was in 1613

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“Dungaree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dungaree. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

dungaree

noun
dun·​ga·​ree ˌdəŋ-gə-ˈrē How to pronounce dungaree (audio)
1
: blue denim
2
plural : trousers or work clothes made of blue denim

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