es·​pa·​drille | \ ˈe-spə-ˌdril How to pronounce espadrille (audio) \

Definition of espadrille

: a sandal usually having a fabric upper and a flexible sole

Examples of espadrille in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each espadrille, after all, only costs about as much as lunch. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 5 June 2021 Which is why this summer in particular is primed and ready for a resurgence in one of the great unsung staples of the preppy closet: the espadrille. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 1 May 2021 Originating in Spain as a warm-weather footwear staple for centuries, Minnetonka introduces their first espadrille, Pamela. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 First, there was this subtle shot of the espadrille sneakers... Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 16 Mar. 2021 The espadrille sandals Meghan iconically wore on her tour of Australia are on sale now on Amazon. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 27 Nov. 2020 The McKenzie wedge sandal brings both comfort and style with an espadrille style that comes in four different colors. NBC News, 22 June 2020 Everlane’s new espadrilles are available in two versions: a d’orsay flat espadrille with ties around the ankle and a sleek leather flat with a slight wedge. Kami Phillips, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2020 The Hempstead espadrille flats are one of our favorite styles that seem to go with everything. Kendall Cornish, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2020

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First Known Use of espadrille

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for espadrille

French, alteration of espardille, ultimately from Latin spartum

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The first known use of espadrille was in 1892

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14 Jun 2021

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“Espadrille.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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