Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sturdy, often blue denim fabric.
  • noun Pants or overalls made of sturdy denim fabric.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A coarse cotton stuff, generally blue, worn by sailors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun India A coarse kind of unbleached cotton fabric; blue denim.
  • noun Trousers, overalls or similar work clothes made of blue denim.
  • noun Same as blue jeans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable Heavy denim fabric, often blue; blue jean material.
  • noun Pants or overalls made from such fabric.
  • noun Attributive form of dungarees

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hindi duṁgrī.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Hindi  (dungri, "coarse calico"), from the name of a village.

Examples

  • By what right did this ragged beachcomber, in dungaree trousers and a cotton shirt, suggest such a thing as peace and content to him and his overwrought, exhausted soul?

    THE SEED OF McCOY

  • By what right did this ragged beachcomber, in dungaree trousers and a cotton shirt, suggest such a thing as peace and content to him and his overwrought, exhausted soul?

    The Seed of McCoy

  • By what right did this ragged beach-comber, in dungaree trousers and a cotton shirt, suggest such a thing as peace and content to him and his overwrought, exhausted soul?

    The Seed of McCoy

  • Her habit, if such it can be called, is a "dungaree" skirt of a hardly recognizable blue, so washed out is it, surmounted by a beautifully beaded buckskin shirt.

    The Story of the Foss River Ranch

  • "dungaree" stumped the third-place finisher and knocked her out the competition.

    Stories: Local News

  • Even so, there's something odd about finding the everyman denim dungaree for sale at the store that once offered the promise of making every man a gentleman.

    'Fake Authenticity' for Sale

  • So he put on a thin cotton shirt and a pair of dungaree trousers, tucked blanket and pillow under his arm, and went up on deck and out on the forecastle - head.

    In Yeddo Bay

  • The thickness of his wrist and the greatness of his fingers made authentic the mighty frame of him hidden under loose dungaree pants and cotton shirt, buttonless, open from midriff to Adam's apple, exposing a chest matted with a thatch of hair as white as that of his head and face.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

  • Ellie was wearing dungaree shorts and a tank top, her hair held back by a plaid headband.

    The Bird House

  • Ellie was wearing dungaree shorts and a tank top, her hair held back by a plaid headband.

    The Bird House

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