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pan·tof·flealso pan·to·fle (păn-tŏf′əl, -tō′fəl, -to͞o′fəl, păn′tə-fəl)
[Middle English pantufle, from Old French pantoufle.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) archaic a kind of slipper
[C15: from French pantoufle, from Old Italian pantofola, perhaps from Medieval Greek pantophellos shoe made of cork, from panto- + phellos cork]
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any light, low-cut shoe into which the foot may be easily slipped, for wear in the home, for dancing, etc.
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