Definition of penny loafer in English:

penny loafer


  • A casual leather shoe with a decorative slotted leather strip over the upper, in which a coin may be placed.

    ‘They spilled into her penny loafer burning her foot so badly that almost sixty years later the scar still stands out on the skin across the arch.’
    • ‘Along with the famous poodle skirts and ponytails, saddle shoes, penny loafers, and colored sneakers were popular with teenaged bobby-soxers.’
    • ‘When I fell into the preppy look in high school, my grandmother donned penny loafers and cardigans, too.’
    • ‘Standard and penny loafers have gained much popularity over the past few seasons.’
    • ‘You're paying for my ugly and out-of-date penny loafers, by the way, since you've ruined them.’
    • ‘As a result, the shirts worn to play the game - typically cotton, wide-striped and with a white, three-button collar - became the mufti of former public schoolboys in town, generally worn with jeans and penny loafers.’
    • ‘Join us next time when we attempt to make Dave give up the pennies in his penny loafers.’
    • ‘They were burgundy penny loafers, with shiny pennies in them.’
    • ‘Handsome people in yellow terrycloth pants and penny loafers looking like they just heard the funniest story of there lives.’
    • ‘He must exchange two sacks of potatoes for one pair of penny loafers.’
    • ‘I was kind of gawking at her while she knelt in the dirt next to me in her impeccable khakis and penny loafers.’
    • ‘It's like pairing a beautiful red satin evening dress with lime green penny loafers.’
    • ‘In family photos from the period my sister and her friends cavort in penny loafers for the camera.’


penny loafer

/ˈpenē ˈlōfər/ /ˈpɛni ˈloʊfər/