penny loafer


Definition of penny loafer

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

Examples of penny loafer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Attendees are encouraged to wear poodle skirts, saddle shoes, penny loafers and leather jackets and dance the afternoon away. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Children’s choir sings in Mexico... Make-A-Wish hero ceremony for Poway," 4 Sep. 2019 The songstress chose a Supriya Lele sleeveless mesh dress, Chloe penny loafer boots, and Acne Studio’s oversized hoops to style-out in at her event. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Here's Where You Can Grab Justine Skye's Adorable Midi Dress," 23 Aug. 2019 His staple summer shoes are Swims penny loafers made of mesh and rubber. Shayne Benowitz, miamiherald, "Four local couples share their favorite summer activities, while making new memories with INDULGE," 4 June 2019 Jackson, who serves as the face of the updated brand, models the new penny loafers, but not on her feet. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Paris Jackson poses topless for new shoe campaign," 19 July 2018 Here, a peek of the white T-shirt worn underneath gave Gosling’s look a cool, casual feel, as did his patent penny loafers. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Ryan Gosling Wore a Sweater Vest Again—This Time, With a Suit," 24 Sep. 2018 In a few of the ads, Jackson poses topless with just the Weejuns penny loafers covering her chest. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Paris Jackson poses topless for new shoe campaign," 19 July 2018 Maddy Fass, Vogue Market Associate These Loewe moccasins are a chic upgrade from a classic penny loafer. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Vogue Staffers Pick the Most Chic and Comfortable Shoes to Wear to Work This Summer," 28 June 2018 The 65-year-old star nails it with his leather jackets, slim chinos, penny loafers and fedoras off screen and his on-screen style isn’t too shabby either. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Style Notes: Isabella Rossellini on Returning to Lancome; Hood By Air Designer Teams with Longchamp," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of penny loafer

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Penny loafer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of penny loafer

chiefly US : 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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