dun·​ga·​ree | \ ˌdəŋ-gə-ˈrē How to pronounce dungaree (audio) , ˈdəŋ-gə-ˌrē \

Definition of dungaree

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

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Other Words from dungaree

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 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, "Crepes Don’t Have to Be Fancy to Be Delicious," 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, "Archie Wore an Affordable Outfit from H&M to Meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu," 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, "Censorship of Hong Kong’s protests has spread to a UK cake contest," 3 Nov. 2019 The kid from Brooklyn is coming home from Florida, 23 years old, curly brown hair down to his shoulders, Indian vest and dungarees. New York Times, "Woodstock 1969: A Story Vastly Bigger Than Editors Realized," 9 Aug. 2019 Hadid rocked a dungaree jumpsuit with a bucket hat, and had a toothpick in her mouth for an edgier look. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Irina Shayk and Gigi Hadid Had a Moment at Jeremy Scott's NYFW Show," 7 Sep. 2019 No one at the meeting questioned the democratic bona fides of five-hundred-dollar dungarees. Christina Binkley, The New Yorker, "Sterling Ruby’s Mixed Media," 2 Sep. 2019 A few days earlier, Platt, who will turn 26 this month, wore heavy stubble and a black leather jacket to sing on Jimmy Kimmel, but today his smooth cheeks and dungaree overalls are a tether to childhood. Vogue, "Ben Platt on His Next Act: A Star Turn in Ryan Murphy's The Politician," 20 Aug. 2019 Inspired by the power of a charismatic cartoon, the War Advertising Council dreamed up Smokey in his ranger’s hat and dungarees. Lyndsie Bourgon, Smithsonian, "A Brief History of Smokey Bear, the Forest Service’s Legendary Mascot," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of dungaree

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dungaree

Hindi dũgrī & Urdu dungrī

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“Dungaree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dungaree. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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dun·​ga·​ree | \ ˌdəŋ-gə-ˈrē How to pronounce dungaree (audio) \

Kids Definition of dungaree

1 : a heavy cotton cloth : denim
2 dungarees plural : clothes made of denim

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