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pinstripe

[ pin-strahyp ]

noun

  1. a very thin stripe, especially in fabrics.
  2. a pattern of such stripes. stripe.
  3. a fabric or garment having such stripes. stripe.


pinstripe

/ ˈpɪnˌstraɪp /

noun

    1. a very narrow stripe in fabric or the fabric itself, used esp for men's suits
    2. ( as modifier )

      a pinstripe suit



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Word History and Origins

Origin of pinstripe1

First recorded in 1895–1900; pin + stripe 1
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Example Sentences

In the meantime, the Yankees don’t have many sure things at starting pitcher behind ace Gerrit Cole, who is entering his second season in pinstripes.

The designer showed a collection filled with mannish silhouettes, pinstripe suiting, and plaids.

Jonathan wore a blue pinstripe suit, with a requisite American flag pin, a white Oxford, and a rep tie.

He wore charcoal suits and conservative pinstripe ties, and carried a cane and a black dispatch case.

The black audience clustered around Jim Pink in his pinstripe trousers and blue-serge coat.

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