Definition of "dungaree" [dun•ga•ree]

  • A sturdy, often blue denim fabric. (noun)
  • Trousers or overalls made of sturdy denim fabric. (noun)

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Use "dungaree" in a sentence
  • "By what right did this ragged beachcomber, in dungaree trousers and a cotton shirt, suggest such a thing as peace and content to him and his overwrought, exhausted soul?"
  • "By what right did this ragged beach-comber, in dungaree trousers and a cotton shirt, suggest such a thing as peace and content to him and his overwrought, exhausted soul?"
  • "Her habit, if such it can be called, is a "dungaree" skirt of a hardly recognizable blue, so washed out is it, surmounted by a beautifully beaded buckskin shirt."