[ duhng-guh-ree ]
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  1. dungarees,

    • work clothes, overalls, etc., of blue denim.

  2. 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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How to use dungaree in a sentence

  • Durned if I don't feel like jumpin' into a suit of dungarees an' helpin' him out in that engine room, Gib.

    Captain Scraggs | Peter B. Kyne
  • From the wing-struts we transferred to a Navy dory, manned by enlisted men commanded by a blank-faced ensign in dungarees.

    Cue for Quiet | Thomas L. Sherred

British Dictionary definitions for dungaree


/ (ˌdʌŋɡəˈriː) /

  1. a coarse cotton fabric used chiefly for work clothes, etc

  2. (plural)

    • 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

  1. US trousers

Origin of dungaree

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

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