Dungaree Fabric Definition presented by Apparel Search for the Fashion Industry
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 Dungaree is an earlier term for denim.

Dungaree or denim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces a diagonal ribbing.

Dungaree fabric is a historical term for a particular twill-weave cotton cloth, often colored blue.  Cotton twill with indigo dyed warp thread is now more commonly referred to as denim.

The origin of the words is from Marathi dongrī. The word is possibly derived from Dongri, a dockside village near Mumbai.

Dungarees which are made from dungaree cloth are often worn as workwear because of the fabrics durability.

Jeans are a type of pants or trousers, typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term "jeans" refers to a particular style of trousers, called "blue jeans", which were invented by Jacob W. Davis in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. in 1871 and patented by Jacob W. Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873.

Dungarees are pants made of dungaree fabric.

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