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

Example Sentences

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, 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 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, 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, 7 Sep. 2019 No one at the meeting questioned the democratic bona fides of five-hundred-dollar dungarees. Christina Binkley, The New Yorker, 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, 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, 10 July 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 28 Nov. 2022.

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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