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dungaree

[ duhng-guh-ree ]
/ ˌdʌŋ gəˈri /
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noun
dungarees,
  1. work clothes, overalls, etc., of blue denim.
  2. blue jeans.
blue denim.
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Origin of dungaree

First recorded in 1605–15, dungaree is from the Hindi word dungrī kind of coarse cloth
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British Dictionary definitions for dungaree

dungaree
/ (ˌdʌŋɡəˈriː) /

noun
a coarse cotton fabric used chiefly for work clothes, etc
(plural)
  1. a suit of workman's overalls made of this material consisting of trousers with a bib attached
  2. a casual garment resembling this, usually worn by women or children
US trousers

Word Origin for dungaree

C17: from Hindi dungrī, after Dungrī, district of Mumbai, where this fabric originated
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