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 Next up: a buffalo penny loafer lined in lambskin and inspired by 1970s Italian men’s shoes, debuting this month. New York Times, 11 Nov. 2021 An office-friendly leather penny loafer that won't give you blisters? Claire Harmeyer,, 4 Nov. 2021 Much like the penny loafer or Chelsea boot, consider the ballet flat a pair-with-everything silhouette. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 21 Oct. 2021 Digital forums known for fervently reporting on the latest Nike releases have turned their attention to a shoe that is, by most definitions, the antithesis of cool: the penny loafer. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 2 Oct. 2021 Attendees are encouraged to wear poodle skirts, saddle shoes, penny loafers and leather jackets and dance the afternoon away. San Diego Union-Tribune, 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, 23 Aug. 2019 His staple summer shoes are Swims penny loafers made of mesh and rubber. Shayne Benowitz, miamiherald, 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, 19 July 2018

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First Known Use of penny loafer

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of penny loafer was in 1968

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24 Nov 2021

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“Penny loafer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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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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