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pinstripe

[pin-strahyp]
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noun
  1. a very thin stripe, especially in fabrics.
  2. a pattern of such stripes.
  3. a fabric or garment having such stripes.
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Origin of pinstripe

First recorded in 1895–1900; pin + stripe1
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  • The black audience clustered around Jim Pink in his pinstripe trousers and blue-serge coat.

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    T.S. Stribling


British Dictionary definitions for pinstripe

pinstripe

noun (in textiles)
    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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