Now Literary slipper
Origin of pantofleLate Middle English pantufle uncertain or unknown; perhaps via ProvenÃ§al ; from Italian dialect, dialectal pantofola, cork slipper ; from Medieval Greek pantophellos whole cork ; from Classical Greek pantos (see panto-) + phellos, cork
- (now archaic, historical) A slipper. [from 15th c.]
From Middle French pantoufle (“slipper"), of uncertain origin.