penny loafer

noun
|Updated on: 25 Apr 2018

Definition of penny loafer

: a loafer with a strap across the upper originally used for holding a penny

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First Known Use of penny loafer

1968

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PENNY LOAFER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of penny loafer for English Language Learners

  • : a shoe without laces that has a strap with a slit that a penny can fit into on the top of the shoe


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