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 dungarees (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 dungareed (audio) , ˈdəŋ-​gə-​ˌrēd \ adjective

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In addition to receiving newborn necessities such as hats, socks, and bibs, the couple also got a child’s wetsuit, rugby kit, lifeguard dungarees, and wellies. Vogue, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Getting Baby Gifts From Around the World," 16 Apr. 2019 The workers, who paid their own expenses, traveled from Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, and nine other states — among the reddest on the map — to answer the Lord’s call in a state as blue as a pair of dungarees. Hattie Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Flock from Bible Belt arrives to help raise Chinese church," 22 June 2018 Most of the prisoners were in their early twenties, dressed in dungarees and army issue shirts. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rockers rebuffed over RFK wake," 6 June 2018 Took dungaree liberty and had a fine time on cognac & hospitality. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Service Diary of a Corpsman: Roy L. Wall, LST 509," 28 May 2018 These daring dungarees were matched with a Big Baller Brand T-shirt and a pair of chic cowboy boots. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Solange Takes the Cuffed Jeans Trend to the Extreme," 16 Jan. 2018 Some were dressed for matrimony, others in dungarees. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "A rush to wed to avoid the Vietnam draft: The day LBJ eliminated the marriage exemption," 23 Sep. 2017 The dance that brings together farming families of the region is beginning, marking the opening of the Ox Cart Festival that features young men and women dressed like American cowboys, complete with boots, dungarees, striped shirts and Stetsons. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Ox Cart Festival celebrates Brazil colonial days," 31 July 2017 Clad in dungarees, a crisp white button-down, and a bolo tie, this clean-cut 4-H kid paints a reassuring picture of American agriculture as an honest pursuit unsullied by politics or private business interests. Sarah Mccoll, Smithsonian, "The Complicated Growth of 4-H," 26 July 2017

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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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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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