pinafore definition by Webster's New World
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- 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
pinafore definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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).