Try Our Apps


Pore Over vs. Pour Over


[duhng-guh-ree] /ˌdʌŋ gəˈri/
  1. work clothes, overalls, etc., of blue denim.
  2. blue jeans.
blue denim.
Origin of dungaree
1605-15; < Hindi dungrī kind of coarse cloth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for dungarees
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Look at me—I had a singlet an' a pair of dungarees when I landed on the beach in T'yti, an' look at me now!

  • Ralph stood at the wheel shivering, clad in a suit of dungarees.

    The Shellback's Progress Walter Runciman
  • From the wing-struts we transferred to a Navy dory, manned by enlisted men commanded by a blank-faced ensign in dungarees.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • The men went about in their undershirts and dungarees, barefooted.

    The Million Dollar Mystery Harold MacGrath
  • I slipped into the lavatory, hastily doffed my glad rags, and climbed into flannel and dungarees once more.

    From Chart House to Bush Hut Charles W. L. Bryde
  • But the fists he carried in the pockets of his dungarees bulged like coconuts, and his hairy arms were looped brown cables.

  • The experienced prefer tough, ordinary clothes like dungarees and denim shirts.

    The Caves of Fear John Blaine
  • He drew a fountain-pen from a pocket beneath his dungarees and the girl found a piece of paper in one of the table drawers.

    Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for dungarees


a coarse cotton fabric used chiefly for work clothes, etc
  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
(US) trousers
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi dungrī, after Dungrī, district of Mumbai, where this fabric originated
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for dungarees

trousers made of dungaree, 1868.


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for dungaree

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for dungarees

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for dungarees