Pinafore
Pinafore Pin"a*fore`, n. [Pin + afore.] An apron for a child to protect the front part of dress; a tier. [1913 Webster]

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  • pinafore — ► NOUN 1) (also pinafore dress) a collarless, sleeveless dress worn over a blouse or jumper. 2) Brit. a woman s loose sleeveless garment worn over clothes to keep them clean. ORIGIN from PIN(Cf. ↑pin) + AFORE(Cf. ↑afore) (because the term… …   English terms dictionary

  • pinafore — (n.) sleeveless apron worn by children, 1782, from PIN (Cf. pin) (v.) + AFORE (Cf. afore) on the front. So called because it was originally pinned to a dress front …   Etymology dictionary

  • pinafore — [pin′ə fôr΄] n. [ PIN + AFORE] 1. a sleeveless, apronlike garment worn by little girls over a dress 2. a sleeveless housedress worn by women, as over a blouse …   English World dictionary

  • Pinafore — A pinafore (colloquially pinny in British English) is a sleeveless garment worn as an apron. Pinafores may be worn by girls as a decorative garment and by both girls and women as a protective apron. The name reflects that the pinafore was… …   Wikipedia

  • pinafore — [[t]pɪ̱nəfɔː(r)[/t]] pinafores N COUNT: oft N n A pinafore or a pinafore dress is a sleeveless dress. It is worn over a blouse or sweater. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, usually use jumper) …   English dictionary

  • pinafore — UK [ˈpɪnəˌfɔː(r)] / US [ˈpɪnəˌfɔr] noun [countable] Word forms pinafore : singular pinafore plural pinafores 1) British a loose dress without sleeves that is worn over a blouse or shirt 2) British old fashioned a piece of clothing that a woman… …   English dictionary

  • pinafore — pin|a|fore [ˈpınəfo: US fo:r] n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: pin + afore in front ( AFOREMENTIONED)] 1.) also pinafore .dress BrE a dress that does not cover your arms and under which you wear a shirt or ↑blouse American Equivalent: jumper …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pinafore — noun 1》 (also Brit. pinafore dress) a collarless, sleeveless dress worn over a blouse or jumper. 2》 Brit. a woman s loose sleeveless garment worn over clothes to keep them clean. 3》 a sleeveless apron like garment worn over a young girl s dress,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • pinafore — noun (C) 1 also pinafore dress / ... ./ BrE a dress that does not cover your arms and under which you wear a shirt or blouse; jumper (2) AmE 2 a loose piece of clothing that does not cover your arms, worn over your clothes to keep them clean …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pinafore — n. esp. Brit. 1 a an apron, esp. with a bib. b a woman s sleeveless wraparound washable covering for the clothes, tied at the back. 2 (in full pinafore dress) a collarless sleeveless dress worn over a blouse or jumper. Etymology: PIN + AFORE… …   Useful english dictionary

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