penny loafer

noun

Definition of penny loafer 

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

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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 Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History, the book upon which the show is based, is that Cunanan used to wear dimes in his penny loafers at school. Emma Dibdin, Esquire, "Darren Criss Has Never Wanted To Be Ordinary," 8 Feb. 2018 Yesterday in Los Angeles, Johnson debuted her latest find: a pair of classic penny loafers in navy and white that coordinated with her oversize buffalo-check shirt. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Dakota Johnson Proves the Power of the Anti-Statement Shoe," 10 Oct. 2017 Pleated khakis received a downtown makeover through designer Nicolas Ghesquière’s luxe jeans, while penny loafers were given a dose of high-fashion flair from Tod’s. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Selena Gomez Just Gave the Preppy Uniform a Cool Girl Twist," 3 Oct. 2017

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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penny loafer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of penny loafer

: 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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