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  • noun Heavy denim pants or overalls, worn especially as work clothing.


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From Hindi.


  • I can’t imagine laughing over the word dungarees ever again.

    Vivian Rising

  • I'm a carpenter, so the likelihood that I could be persuaded to part with my Carhartt dungarees is quite slim.

    Sound Politics: Vast Oddball Conspiracy Emanating From Issaquah

  • Men adored Jan. She was small and bright-eyed and a lifelong tomboy: she did not cook or sew and was happiest in dungarees with a kerchief round her head (she had an aristocratic disdain for appearances) and loved boyish windswept pursuits – scouting, camping, tracking, carpentry, rope work.

    Try Anything Twice

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When I was a kid they were called dungarees, but somehow somewhere in the '60s they became blue jeans and I just never took them off.

    CNN Transcript Jul 22, 2003

  • I remember back in the early 60's it became popular for mothers to put their little girls in "dungarees" and get them "pixie" haircuts, and brag that they were "tomboys."

    Painting Inspired Dress # 1

  • Ghosh also mentioned "dungarees" and a rather thin explanation for the phrase "no can do," but I was already in transports of excitement over "seersucker," so I didn't quite take them in.


  • Some words which used to be common in American English have become uncommon: "dungarees," for example.

    Science and Strangeness

  • She still calls her jeans "dungarees" as if she had even once mucked out a horse stall.

  • Moore goes on to rail against other modern abominations like "dungarees" and "intendos,"


  • Levi Strauss & Co.'s original pair of dungarees, first sold to miners in 1873 during the California gold rush; Jane Birkin in impossibly low-rise bell bottoms roaming the streets of Paris with Serge Gainsbourg; Brooke Shields ensuring nothing got between her and her Calvins.

    Forever in Blue Jeans


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