Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Not a Good Look


funny word of the day: dungarees

I have never used this word to describe my jeans but I feel like I might if I were a farmer or from the South. Then I'd say something old-fashioned like, "Look Pa, I made a rip in these here dungarees. Dang!"
Otherwise known as "overalls," these are not usually a good look for anyone.
Definition from Merriam-Webster:

dun·ga·ree
Pronunciation:
\ˌdəŋ-gə-ˈrē, ˈdəŋ-gə-ˌ\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Hindi dũgrī & Urdu dungrī
Date:
1673
1: a heavy coarse durable cotton twill woven from colored yarns ; specifically : blue denim 2plural : clothes made usually of blue denim
— dun·ga·reed \-ˈrēd, -ˌrēd\ adjective

1 comment:

  1. Can you guess who refers to them as "dungarees?" LOL

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