[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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Examples from the Web for pantofles
Gaffer shoemaker, you pulled on my wifes pumps, and then crept into her pantofles: lie there, lie there!
Be quick with my pantofles:—not those, wench—the yellow silk with silver spangles.
Casem soon after came out, and, having dressed himself, looked about for his pantofles; but nowhere could he find them.
Wearied out at last with his own asseverations, he paid the money, and departed, cursing the very souls of the pantofles.
If he go to court it is in yellow stockings; and if it be in winter, in a slight taffety cloak, and pumps and pantofles.
pantoffle pantoufle (pænˈtuːfəl)
- archaic a kind of slipper
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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