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pinstripe

[pin-strahyp] /ˈpɪnˌstraɪp/
noun
1.
a very thin stripe, especially in fabrics.
2.
a pattern of such stripes.
3.
a fabric or garment having such stripes.
Origin of pinstripe
1895-1900
1895-1900; pin + stripe1
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  • Don Fergusson came slowly out of the store, buttoning his pin-stripe coat with dignity.

    The Hanging Stranger Philip K. Dick
British Dictionary definitions for pin-stripe

pinstripe

/ˈpɪnˌstraɪp/
noun (in textiles)
1.
  1. a very narrow stripe in fabric or the fabric itself, used esp for men's suits
  2. (as modifier): a pinstripe suit
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Word Origin and History for pin-stripe
adj.

1882, from pin (n.) + stripe (n.). Figurative of "executive" by 1958.

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