pinafore [pin′ə fôr′]
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a sleeveless, apronlike garment worn by little girls over a dress
- a sleeveless housedress worn by women, as over a blouse
Origin: pin plush afore
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A sleeveless garment similar to an apron, worn especially by small girls as a dress or an overdress.
Origin: pin + afore (so called because formerly pinned to the front of the dress).