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Definition of dungarees noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    dungarees

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌdʌŋɡəˈriːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʌŋɡəˈriːz//
     
    [plural] Clothes
     
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  1. 1(British English) (North American English overalls, bib overalls) a piece of clothing that consists of trousers/pants with an extra piece of cloth covering the chest, held up by strips of cloth over the shoulders a pair of dungarees His dungarees were covered in grease. See related entries: Clothes
  2. 2(North American English) heavy cotton trousers/pants for working in
  3. Word Origin late 17th cent. (in sense (2)): from Hindi duṅgrī.
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