Definition of pantofle in English:

pantofle

Pronunciation /ˈpantəf(ə)l//panˈtɒf(ə)l/

noun

historical
  • A high-heeled slipper or light shoe.

    • ‘These, too, were worn inside another shoe, or pantofle, to protect them.’
    • ‘He stood in his felt pantofles and regarded her with shrewd eyes.’
    • ‘The pantofle was removed indoors, particularly while dancing, so that one could ' trip light-footed '.’
    • ‘Out-of-doors, well-to-do Elizabethans wore two pairs of shoes, an inner slipper and the outer shoe (pantofle), which required some practice to keep on while walking.’
    • ‘From the late 15th to the mid 17th century, overshoes shaped like mules, called pantofles, were worn to protect the front of the shoes.’
    mule, moccasin, house shoe
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Origin

Late 15th century: from French pantoufle.

Pronunciation

pantofle

/ˈpantəf(ə)l//panˈtɒf(ə)l/