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pinafore

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɪn.ə.fɔːr/  us   /-fɔːr/ UK

pinafore noun [C] (LOOSE CLOTHING)

(informal pinny) a piece of clothing worn by women over the front of other clothes to keep them clean while doing something dirty, especially cooking

pinafore noun [C] (DRESS)

(US jumper) a dress that does not cover the arms and is usually worn over another piece of clothing that does cover the arms
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