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Dungaree is typically associated with working clothes, here seen on mechanics working on a Texan trainer during the Second World War.


From Hindi डूंगरी (ḍūṅgrī, coarse calico), from the name of a village.


  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌdʌŋ.ɡəˈɹiːz/
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dungarees pl (normally plural, singular dungaree)

  1. Heavy denim pants or trousers, usually with bib and braces, worn especially as work clothing.
    Synonym: (US, Canada) overalls
    Helen donned a pair of faded dungarees and grabbed her knapsack before rushing off to school.
    • 2018 July 1, Sharon Walker, “Thirty years since the second summer of love”, in The Guardian[1]:
      I’d arrived at Heaven nightclub, underneath the Charing Cross railway arches, on a hot Sunday afternoon to find my friends had already gone in – you didn’t risk hanging back and missing your chance – so I joined the queue of kids dressed in the acid house uniform of Day-Glo dungarees and smiley T-shirts.

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