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



BrE BrE//ˈespədrɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈespədrɪl//
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a light shoe made of strong cloth with a sole made of rope See related entries: Footwear Word Origin late 19th cent.: from French, from Provençal espardi(l)hos, from espart ‘esparto’, from Latin spartum, from Greek sparton ‘rope’.
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