pantofle

pantofle

[pan-tuh-fuhl, pan-tof-uhl, -toh-fuhl, -too-]
noun
1.
a slipper.
2.
a cork-soled patten covering the forepart of the foot, worn in the 16th century.
Also, pantoffle.


Origin:
1485–95; earlier pantufle < Middle French pantoufle < Old Italian pantofola < Medieval Greek pantóphellos cork shoe, literally, all-cork. See panto-, phellogen

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To pantofle
Collins
World English Dictionary
pantofle, pantoffle or pantoufle (pænˈtɒfəl, pænˈtuːfəl)
 
n
archaic a kind of slipper
 
[C15: from French pantoufle, from Old Italian pantofola, perhaps from Medieval Greek pantophellos shoe made of cork, from panto- + phellos cork]
 
pantoffle, pantoffle or pantoufle
 
n
 
[C15: from French pantoufle, from Old Italian pantofola, perhaps from Medieval Greek pantophellos shoe made of cork, from panto- + phellos cork]
 
pantoufle, pantoffle or pantoufle
 
n
 
[C15: from French pantoufle, from Old Italian pantofola, perhaps from Medieval Greek pantophellos shoe made of cork, from panto- + phellos cork]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature