1》 (dungarees) chiefly Brit. trousers with a bib held up by straps over the shoulders, made of denim or a similar material.
    ↘N. Amer. hard-wearing denim trousers.
2》 a kind of coarse Indian calico.
C17: from Hindi duṅgrī.

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