noun, often attributive
pin·​stripe | \ ˈpin-ˌstrīp How to pronounce pinstripe (audio) \

Definition of pinstripe

: a very thin stripe especially on a fabric also : a suit with such stripes often used in plural

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Other Words from pinstripe

pin-striped \ ˈpin-​ˌstrīpt How to pronounce pin-striped (audio) \ adjective

Examples of pinstripe in a Sentence

a dark suit with white pinstripes a man dressed in pinstripes

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Clooney's Oscar-winning husband stayed coordinated with her dark wardrobe choice, opting for a deep navy pinstripe suit and blue shirt. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney Just Wore the Coolest One-Shoulder Jumpsuit on the Red Carpet," 14 Mar. 2019 The runway is reserved for bright colors, and pinstripes, and camel coats and white sneakers. Sam Schube, GQ, "Ami Makes the Case for Between-Season Shopping," 15 June 2018 Related stories from Miami Herald Game stats: Marlins 4, Padres 0 ____________ The Marlins are wearing throwback teal pinstripe uniforms this weekend as part of the team’s 25th anniversary celebration. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "It was 1993 all over again as teal-clad Marlins take care of Padres," 8 June 2018 The Marlins will celebrate their 25th anniversary by wearing throwback teal pinstripe uniforms during a three-game series against the Padres that begins Friday night. Matthew Defranks,, "Jeff Conine, Livan Hernandez among former Marlins attending 25th anniversary celebration," 5 June 2018 The hunter green jacket was a seasonally-appropriate alternative to pinstripes, a nice match for the muted blue jumpsuit underneath. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Rania of Jordan Reworks This Office Staple With Royal Flair," 25 Sep. 2018 Tracy Morgan went for pinstripes, head to toe, spats on his dress shoes. Leanne Italie, The Seattle Times, "Tracee Ellis Ross leads parade of pink on Emmys carpet," 17 Sep. 2018 Combinations of white and brown, where the yellow would fit in, possible pinstripes, shades of tan for the road. Kevin Acee,, "Padres find they can't turn all blue eyes brown, but ...," 14 July 2018 Who else would have the smarts to spice up a pinstripe suit by wearing a transparent blouse? Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "At 55, Brad Pitt Is Still a Menswear Icon for the Ages," 18 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of pinstripe

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pinstripe was in 1863

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English Language Learners Definition of pinstripe

: a thin vertical stripe on cloth
: a suit with pinstripes

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