[pan-tuh-fuh l, pan-tof-uh l, -toh-fuh l, -too-]
- a slipper.
- a cork-soled patten covering the forepart of the foot, worn in the 16th century.
Origin of pantofle
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An harlot is like a pantofle or slipper at an inne, which is ready to serve for every foote that comes.Diary of John Manningham
pantoffle pantoufle (pænˈtuːfəl)
- archaic a kind of slipper
Word Origin for pantofle
C15: from French pantoufle, from Old Italian pantofola, perhaps from Medieval Greek pantophellos shoe made of cork, from panto- + phellos cork
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