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 pinstripe (audio) \ adjective

Examples of pinstripe in a Sentence

a dark suit with white pinstripes a man dressed in pinstripes
Recent Examples on the Web Brandon Maxwell gave us a sarong skirt in a sophisticated pinstripe, Tory Burch delivered a dreamy shimmering version, and Johanna Ortiz interpreted the silhouette in a botanic print. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 26 May 2021 The glossy, deep green leaves have a white or bright yellow pinstripe pattern that develops as the leaves mature. Southern Living, 24 May 2021 The pinstripe design is reminiscent of a classic beach town aesthetic, truly setting the tone for your summer style. Samantha Costantino, Forbes, 11 May 2021 The front signature pinstripe lighting and backlit logo are retained and the central portion of the fascia covers an assortment of sensors. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 Driver looked equally dapper, mimicking Gucci to a T in a black tuxedo jacket with tails, grey, pinstripe pants, and a silver tie. Eliza Huber,, 9 Apr. 2021 From floor length dresses and oversized jackets at A. Potts, to satin, cocktail-ready gowns at Dur Doux and pinstripe knits at Victor Glemaud, look to this sunset tone as the key to bringing your wardrobe back to life. Jamila Stewart, Essence, 22 Feb. 2021 Judith Bowens also had a hand in Mr. Schenk’s wedding clothes, designing his navy pinstripe suit with him before it was tailored at Martin Greenfield Clothiers in Brooklyn. New York Times, 7 Nov. 2020 Several flights up, Ikhrata walked into an empty room, labeled Vision Lab, wearing a surgical mask and his signature pinstripe suit. Joshua Emerson Smith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Aug. 2020

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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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5 Jun 2021

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“Pinstripe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pinstripe

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

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