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1North American dated Pants made of blue demin; blue jeans.
- ‘It was cool and casual and hung lightly over his khaki dungarees.’
- ‘When I say girl - I think she was quite old, judging by the dungarees and boots, although blue is a really good colour for covering grey hair.’
- ‘We still immediately recognize in cartoons - or (very significantly) in advertising - the stereotype of a Frenchman, with beret and striped vest or blue dungarees.’
- ‘When I was a kid they were called dungarees, but somehow somewhere in the '60s they became blue jeans and I just never took them off.’
- ‘The kid staggers away from me swaying dangerously, shrugging his dungarees off his shoulders and pulling the top off awkwardly, like he's not in control of his body.’
- ‘But, turning to a photo of a bunch of Method actors rehearsing a scene at the Actors Studio in the 1950s, one sees every male body clad in dungarees, leather jackets, and torn T-shirts.’
- ‘I enjoyed watching her work in her so-called summer dungarees, which were actually just old coveralls with the legs lopped off below the hip pockets.’
- ‘Pull on those denim dungarees and call Jim-Bob in for a steaming plate of grits.’
- ‘Walking in, he sported a red sleeveless shirt with khaki gym shorts, but now, he advertises a Texas football club on his torso, very little of anything on his head, and blue dungarees.’
- ‘In the corner of the viewfinder a slightly stooped figure in blue dungarees appeared.’
- ‘Sometimes called dungarees or the old-fashioned name waist overalls, blue jeans have been popular for a long time. The rugged denim fabric is certainly part of their success.’
- ‘But the only thing I found was a stocky man, wearing a plaid red shirt and dungarees.’
- ‘He was without his cap, wearing only a sleeveless shirt and dungarees, causing her to see him in a whole new light.’
- ‘She was already changed into a casual blue T-shirt and dungarees and she went to the bathroom to brush her teeth.’
- ‘He only had three hours before Sam would get back - dressed in loose dungarees and a thick hooded jacket, he rushed to the shops and started stalking the aisles in search of replacement foodstuffs.’
- ‘None of my clothes fit and I had to have dungarees made out of sailcloth.’
- ‘Isabelle just grinned and gazed down at her faded denim dungarees which were covered in spatters of colourful paint.’
- 1.1British Bib overalls.
2dungareein singular Blue denim.
- ‘In a trompe l'oeil manner, the artist mixes painted renderings of the seated and standing figures with such affixed elements as a pair of suspenders, dungarees, a plastic bouquet and fabricated wood heads and arms.’
- ‘He went to the bedroom to grab a quick shower and then dressed in a pair of dungarees and an old sweatshirt.’
- ‘I rebelled slightly against the styles of the day, wearing my thick golden blond hair falling loosely down my back and whenever I was able, donning black slacks and dungarees as my favorite attire.’
- ‘The other spots are set on a city street and in a suburban neighborhood, and showcase two young men, one wearing carpenter pants and the other in loose-fitting, five-pocket dungarees.’
- ‘He was in dungarees and loafers and wore a gray sweatshirt with the sleeves pushed up that had NAVY emblazoned across the front.’
- ‘On this school day, Matt was wearing dungarees and a cute baseball cap, the hat perfectly shading his blue eyes.’
- ‘The sun was hot and his jaw clenched; one round finished a bandit, who collapsed; the other six-gun flashed and the shot missed the attacker, who steadied his dungarees and moved his stocky frame up the ladder.’
- ‘All he needed were his beloved pair of dungarees - the only skinny pair he'd kept, secretly - and a couple of sweatshirts.’
- ‘A baby's bib and miniature dungarees lower down.’
- ‘The business grew and they got into men's ready-to-wear and, in the 1960s, added such stylish items as dungarees during the denim revolution.’
- ‘I think I may have worn a pair of the double-knee dungarees for six or seven hundred days straight.’
- ‘Slowly, shivering and frozen from head to toe, he slipped his top and dungarees back on - he couldn't find his water bottle.’
Late 17th century (in dungarees (sense 2 of the noun)): from Hindi duṅgrī.
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