|1.||a coarse cotton fabric used chiefly for work clothes, etc|
|a. a suit of workman's overalls made of this material consisting of trousers with a bib attached|
|b. a casual garment resembling this, usually worn by women or children|
|[C17: from Hindi dungrī, after Dungrī, district of Mumbai, where this fabric originated]|
trousers originally designed in the United States by Levi Strauss in the mid-19th century as durable work clothes, with the seams and other points of stress reinforced with small copper rivets. They were eventually adopted by workingmen throughout the United States and then worldwide.
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