Definition of jandal in English:



New Zealand trademark
  • A light sandal with a thong between the big and second toe; a flip-flop.

    ‘Toki turned up at the last minute. Just out of bed; singlet and jeans; jandals’
    • ‘Without a word, they trudge down the gravel path towards the water's edge and rising sun, Georgie in jandals and Caroline in gumboots, their boat on their shoulders.’
    • ‘Alas, after a while, the sight of board shorts, singlets, jandals and sunglasses will make you wince.’
    • ‘Even at our top restaurants shorts and jandals are not uncommon in the summer months.’
    • ‘Participants need to brink something to eat and drink (no Grog allowed on the ride) a helmet, sturdy pair of boots (no jandals or bare feet) and all bikes must have brakes.’
    • ‘We will be working with hot metal and tools so covering footwear please; no open shoes, sandals, slides or jandals allowed.’


1950s probably from J(apanese) (s)andal.