1. work clothes, overalls, etc., of blue denim.
  2. blue jeans.
blue denim.


Nearby words

  1. dunfermline,
  2. dung,
  3. dung beetle,
  4. dung fly,
  5. dungannon,
  6. dungarees,
  7. dungeness,
  8. dungeness crab,
  9. dungeon,
  10. dungeons and dragons

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 dungarees



a coarse cotton fabric used chiefly for work clothes, etc
  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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