- work clothes, overalls, etc., of blue denim.
- blue jeans.
- blue denim.
Origin of dungaree
First recorded in 1605–15, dungaree is from the Hindi word dungrī kind of coarse cloth
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Examples from the Web for dungaree
He was dressed in a pea-jacket and dungaree pants, but had no boots.Rdan The Devil And Other Stories
I refer, of course, to that bird which our shipmates denominate "dungaree chicken."In Eastern Seas
J. J. Smith
Clad only in dungaree trousers and singlet, I go below, on watch.An Ocean Tramp
Dave Darrin quickly divested himself of his dungaree working clothes, then stripped entirely, going under a shower bath.Dave Darrin on the Asiatic Station
H. Irving Hancock
He quite forgot the fact that his dungaree jumper was wet with sweat, that his cap was already fouled with oil.The Shadow
- a coarse cotton fabric used chiefly for work clothes, etc
- a suit of workman's overalls made of this material consisting of trousers with a bib attached
- a casual garment resembling this, usually worn by women or children
- US trousers
C17: from Hindi dungrī, after Dungrī, district of Mumbai, where this fabric originated
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Word Origin and History for dungaree
1610s, dongerijns, from Hindi dungri "coarse calico," from the name of a village, now one of the quarters of Bombay.
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