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dungaree

[duhng-guh-ree] /ˌdʌŋ gəˈri/
noun
1.
dungarees.
  1. work clothes, overalls, etc., of blue denim.
  2. blue jeans.
2.
blue denim.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Hindi dungrī kind of coarse cloth
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British Dictionary definitions for dungaree

dungaree

/ˌdʌŋɡəˈriː/
noun
1.
a coarse cotton fabric used chiefly for work clothes, etc
2.
(pl)
  1. a suit of workman's overalls made of this material consisting of trousers with a bib attached
  2. a casual garment resembling this, usually worn by women or children
3.
(US) trousers
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi dungrī, after Dungrī, district of Mumbai, where this fabric originated
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Word Origin and History for dungaree

1610s, dongerijns, from Hindi dungri "coarse calico," from the name of a village, now one of the quarters of Bombay.

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