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1. A sturdy, often blue denim fabric.
2. dungarees Pants or overalls made of sturdy denim fabric.

[Hindi duṁgrī.]
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1. (Textiles) a coarse cotton fabric used chiefly for work clothes, etc
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (plural)
a. a suit of workman's overalls made of this material consisting of trousers with a bib attached
b. a casual garment resembling this, usually worn by women or children
3. (Clothing & Fashion) US trousers
[C17: from Hindi dungrī, after Dungrī, district of Mumbai, where this fabric originated]
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(ˌdʌŋ gəˈri)

1. dungarees,
a. work clothes, overalls, etc., of blue denim.
2. blue denim.
[1605–15; < Hindi dungrī kind of coarse cloth]
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Noun1.dungaree - a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabricdungaree - a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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He wore an open jacket, with a splotch of tar on the sleeve, a red-and-black check shirt, dungaree trousers, and heavy boots badly worn.
The blue dungaree trousers turned up the calf, one leg a little higher than the other, the clean check shirt, the white canvas cap, evidently made by himself, made up a whole of peculiar smartness, and the persistent jauntiness of his gait, even, poor fellow, when he couldn't help tottering, told of his invincible spirit.
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?
I saw him, with my mind's eye, on the schooner on which he worked, wearing nothing but a pair of dungarees; and at night, when the boat sailed along easily before a light breeze, and the sailors were gathered on the upper deck, while the captain and the supercargo lolled in deck-chairs, smoking their pipes, I saw him dance with another lad, dance wildly, to the wheezy music of the concertina.
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