or pan·tof·fle

[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

1485–95; earlier pantufle < Middle French pantoufle < Old Italian pantofola < Medieval Greek pantóphellos cork shoe, literally, all-cork. See panto-, phellogen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for pantofles

sandal, mule, pump, clog, scuff, babouche, pantofle

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British Dictionary definitions for pantofles


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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