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pin·a·fore

 (pĭn′ə-fôr′)
n.
A sleeveless garment similar to an apron, worn especially by small girls as a dress or an overdress.

[pin + afore (so called because formerly pinned to the front of the dress).]

pinafore

(ˈpɪnəˌfɔː)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) chiefly Brit an apron, esp one with a bib
2. (Clothing & Fashion) chiefly Brit short for pinafore dress
3. (Clothing & Fashion) chiefly US an overdress buttoning at the back
[C18: from pin + afore]

pin•a•fore

(ˈpɪn əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr)

n.
a sleeveless, apronlike garment usu. having buttons or a sash at the back, worn by girls and women over a dress or with a blouse.
[1775–85; earlier pin-a-fore, i.e., an apron pinned in front]
pin′a•fored`, adj.

pinafore

jumper

Pinafore

A full-length apron to protect the front of a girl’s dress. Pinafores were usually very plain, but sometimes mothers would embellish them with colored tape (as was the one on the little girl shown here) or other simple decorations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pinafore - a sleeveless dress resembling an apronpinafore - a sleeveless dress resembling an apron; worn over other clothing
dress, frock - a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
Translations
ثَوْب بِدون أكمام يُلْبَس فَوق البلوزهمِئْزَر بِدونِ كَمِيـنمِئْزَر يُلْبَس فَوقَ الثِّياب
propínací šatyšatová sukněšatová zástěra
børneforklædespencerspencerkjole
esiliina
pregača
gyermekkötény
ermalaus skokkursvunta
エプロン
어린이용 앞치마
prijuostėlė
priekšautssarafāns
šatová zástera
förkläde
เสื้อไม่มีแขนใช้ใส่ทับเสื้อตัวใน
önlükaskılı kolsuz giysi
áo choàng

pinafore

[ˈpɪnəfɔːʳ]
A. N (= overall, apron) → delantal m, mandil m
B. CPD pinafore dress Njumper m, pichi m (Sp)

pinafore

[ˈpɪnəfɔːr] n (mainly British)
(= apron) → tablier m
(= dress) → robe f chasublepinafore dress nrobe f chasuble

pinafore

n (= overall: for children)Kinderkittel m; (= apron)Schürze f, → Kittel m; pinafore dress (Brit) → Trägerkleid nt

pinafore

[ˈpɪnəˌfɔːʳ] n (apron) → grembiule m

pinafore

(ˈpinəfoː) noun
1. a kind of apron covering the clothes above and below the waist. The children wore pinafores at nursery school.
2. (also pinafore dress. American ˈjumper) a kind of dress with no sleeves, designed to be worn over a blouse, sweater etc.

Pinafore

مِئْزَر بِدونِ كَمِيـن šatová sukně spencer Schürze ποδιά delantal, pichi esiliina tablier pregača scamiciato エプロン 어린이용 앞치마 schort ermeforkle fartuszek avental, bibe sem mangas передник förkläde เสื้อไม่มีแขนใช้ใส่ทับเสื้อตัวใน önlük áo choàng 围裙
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She was accused of making Ole Benson lose the little sense he had-- and that at an age when she should still have been in pinafores.
My second daughter, Augusta, went with her mama to visit the school, and on her return she exclaimed: 'Oh, dear papa, how quiet and plain all the girls at Lowood look, with their hair combed behind their ears, and their long pinafores, and those little holland pockets outside their frocks--they are almost like poor people's children
I had just fastened our pinafores together, and hung them up for a curtain, when in comes Joseph, on an errand from the stables.
don't I wish Dickon and Phil an' Jane an' th' rest of 'em had what's here under their pinafores.
He looks just like an angel," said the Charity Children as they came out of the cathedral in their bright scarlet cloaks and their clean white pinafores.
Lydgate foresaw that science and his profession were the objects he should alone pursue enthusiastically; but he could not imagine himself pursuing them in such a home as Wrench had--the doors all open, the oil-cloth worn, the children in soiled pinafores, and lunch lingering in the form of bones, black-handled knives, and willow-pattern.
So accomplished a person as the reader must have seen at once that I made away with Timothy in order to give his little vests and pinafores and shoes to David, and, therefore, dear sir or madam, rail not overmuch at me for causing our painter pain.
To him too had been given the passionate temper of both father and mother, and when he was angry he would fall into "silent rages," bite pieces out of saucers, or tear his pinafores to bits.
I can see nothing but sunbonnets and pinafores and nimble black legs.
Now, William Dobbin, from an incapacity to acquire the rudiments of the above language, as they are propounded in that wonderful book the Eton Latin Grammar, was compelled to remain among the very last of Doctor Swishtail's scholars, and was "taken down" continually by little fellows with pink faces and pinafores when he marched up with the lower form, a giant amongst them, with his downcast, stupefied look, his dog's-eared primer, and his tight corduroys.
On most days little frocks and pinafores could be seen drying in the mizzen rigging of his ship, or a tiny row of socks fluttering on the signal halyards; but once a fortnight the family washing was exhibited in force.
She remembered brushing the boy's hair and tying his pinafores - herself in a pinafore still; the consolations administered to a small and badly scared creature by another creature nearly as small but not quite so badly scared; she had the vision of the blows intercepted (often with her own head), of a door held desperately shut against a man's rage (not for very long); of a poker flung once (not very far), which stilled that particular storm into the dumb and awful silence which follows a thunder-clap.