[ es-puh-dril ]
/ ˈɛs pəˌdrɪl /


a flat shoe with a cloth upper, a rope sole, and sometimes lacing that ties around the ankle.
a casual shoe resembling this, often with a wedge heel instead of a flat sole.

Words nearby espadrille

Origin of espadrille

1860–65; < French < Provençal espardilho, diminutive of espart esparto Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for espadrille

/ (ˌɛspəˈdrɪl) /


a light shoe with a canvas upper, esp with a braided cord sole

Word Origin for espadrille

C19: from French, from Provençal espardilho, diminutive of espart esparto; so called from the use of esparto for the soles of such shoes
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