Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sturdy, often blue denim fabric.
  • n. Trousers or overalls made of sturdy denim fabric.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Heavy denim fabric, often blue; blue jean material.
  • n. Pants or overalls made from such fabric.
  • n. Attributive form of dungarees

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A coarse kind of unbleached cotton fabric; blue denim.
  • n. Trousers, overalls or similar work clothes made of blue denim.
  • n. Same as blue jeans.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coarse cotton stuff, generally blue, worn by sailors.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric

Etymologies

Hindi duṁgrī.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi  (dungri, "coarse calico"), from the name of a village. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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?

    The Seed of McCoy

  • 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?

    The Seed of McCoy

  • 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.

    The Story of the Foss River Ranch

  • "dungaree" stumped the third-place finisher and knocked her out the competition.

    Stories: Local News

  • Ellie was wearing dungaree shorts and a tank top, her hair held back by a plaid headband.

    The Bird House

  • Even so, there's something odd about finding the everyman denim dungaree for sale at the store that once offered the promise of making every man a gentleman.

    'Fake Authenticity' for Sale

  • So he put on a thin cotton shirt and a pair of dungaree trousers, tucked blanket and pillow under his arm, and went up on deck and out on the forecastle - head.

    In Yeddo Bay

  • The thickness of his wrist and the greatness of his fingers made authentic the mighty frame of him hidden under loose dungaree pants and cotton shirt, buttonless, open from midriff to Adam's apple, exposing a chest matted with a thatch of hair as white as that of his head and face.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

  • A fisherman's tam-o'-shanter on his close-clipped head, and dungaree trousers and heavy brogans, completed his outfit.

    NAM-BOK THE UNVERACIOUS

  • Each one had on but two garments -- dungaree trousers and a shoddy cotton shirt.

    CHAPTER XXVI

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