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pantofle

[pan-tuh-fuh l, pan-tof-uh l, -toh-fuh l, -too-] /ˈpæn tə fəl, pænˈtɒf əl, -ˈtoʊ fəl, -ˈtu-/
noun
1.
a slipper.
2.
a cork-soled patten covering the forepart of the foot, worn in the 16th century.
Also, pantoffle.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; earlier pantufle < Middle French pantoufle < Old Italian pantofola < Medieval Greek pantóphellos cork shoe, literally, all-cork. See panto-, phellogen
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British Dictionary definitions for pantoffle

pantofle

/pænˈtɒfəl/
noun
1.
(archaic) a kind of slipper
Word Origin
C15: from French pantoufle, from Old Italian pantofola, perhaps from Medieval Greek pantophellos shoe made of cork, from panto- + phellos cork
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