- a child’s apron, usually large enough to cover the dress and sometimes trimmed with flounces.
- a woman’s sleeveless garment derived from it, low-necked, tying or buttoning in the back, and worn as an apron or as a dress, usually over a blouse, a sweater, or another dress.
- Chiefly British.
- a large apron worn by adults.
- a sleeveless smock.
- mainly British an apron, esp one with a bib
- mainly British short for pinafore dress
- mainly US an overdress buttoning at the back
n.“sleeveless apron worn by children,” 1782, from pin (v.) + afore “on the front.” So called because it was originally pinned to a dress front.