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A light sandal with a thong between the big and second toe; a flip-flop:‘Toki turned up at the last minute. Just out of bed; singlet and jeans; jandals’
- ‘Even at our top restaurants shorts and jandals are not uncommon in the summer months.’
- ‘Participants need to brink something to eat and drink (no Grog allowed on the ride) a helmet, sturdy pair of boots (no jandals or bare feet) and all bikes must have brakes.’
- ‘We will be working with hot metal and tools so covering footwear please; no open shoes, sandals, slides or jandals allowed.’
- ‘Without a word, they trudge down the gravel path towards the water's edge and rising sun, Georgie in jandals and Caroline in gumboots, their boat on their shoulders.’
- ‘Alas, after a while, the sight of board shorts, singlets, jandals and sunglasses will make you wince.’
1950s: probably from J(apanese) ( s)andal.
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