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

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 On the red carpet, Taika Waititi went for a brash pinstripe suit. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 29 July 2022 Even when there are few cameras around, Arthur L. Aidala, 54, is camera-ready, dressed in a light-blue pinstripe suit with a purple pocket square and tie on a sunny June day. New York Times, 9 July 2022 The actress wore a gown designed by Danielle Frankel while Form chose a Brunello Cuccinelli pinstripe suit. Catherine Santino,, 30 June 2022 Andrew picked a Brunello Cuccinelli pinstripe suit from the brand to wear on his wedding day. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 30 June 2022 Alongside Jean-Paul Gaultier himself, Madonna wore a form-fitting pinstripe dress down the runway with a leather harness around her breasts. Hedy Phillips,, 7 July 2022 Edward wore a black tail coat, a purple tie, a gray vest, pinstripe trousers, and a black top hat. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 May 2022 The supermodel wears a plastic stretch comb headband atop her dark mane, providing a nostalgic accent to her dark pinstripe mini skirt and vest ensemble. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 25 Apr. 2022 But sandwiched between those time-and-space-traveling lewks was the real showstopper: a barely-there, rococo-style one-sleeve number paired with some starry pinstripe black trousers. Leah Greenblatt,, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pinstripe

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Pinstripe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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