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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From the vintage tie to the classic pinstripe suit, the Inside's latest furniture collection takes cues from timeless menswear fashion staples. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "The Inside's New Furniture Collection is a Dream for Menswear Fashion Lovers," 9 Sep. 2019 The woman in the pinstripe suit, who bore a striking resemblance to Hughes’ widow, Suzan Hughes, appeared to cry tears of joy. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Once listed for $1 billion. Sold for $100,000. What just happened?," 20 Aug. 2019 Just look at this weekend’s series between the best teams in baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees, who also have two of the most iconic jerseys in Dodger blue and Yankee pinstripes. Sam Fortier, The Denver Post, "MLB wanted to make baseball fun with Players’ Weekend jerseys. It backfired.," 26 Aug. 2019 And traveling fans should have the chance to see former Cubs Aroldis Chapman, Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu in Yankee pinstripes. Mark Gonzales,, "Can’t afford a trip to London? Here are 5 attractive trips for Cubs fans in 2020," 13 Aug. 2019 Or suiting up in Yankee pinstripes alongside starters Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton, Domingo German and CC Sabathia. John Shea,, "Giants’ Madison Bumgarner trade decision: The makings of a historic choice," 19 July 2019 Alomar, a member of Cleveland’s coaching staff since 2010, caught a ceremonial first pitch from CC Sabathia, whose New York Yankees pinstripes will never completely cover his love for the Indians. Tom Withers,, "Indians’ Shane Beiber wins MVP, and Cleveland shines in All-Star game," 10 July 2019 The new mom went for a more casual look with a white pinstripe blazer, fedora, Outland jeans, and sunglasses. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pippa Middleton Takes On Wimbledon in a Pink Stella McCartney Dress," 8 July 2019 The Duchess of Sussex dressed down in a chic pinstripe blazer, paired with classic skinny jeans and a simple black vest. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Chic Wimbledon Blazer Is Currently on Sale With Over Half Off," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of pinstripe

1863, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pinstripe

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

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