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fringe suit

[cf. FRINGE] n. a JUNKANOO costume, made by sewing FRINGE cut from crepe paper onto normal clothing, a method introduced by Haitians in Inagua around 1909 according to T. Farquharson, Matthewtown: 1978 Unca Gabe was leadin' d' Bain Town crowd in he fringe suit (Dupuch 31). (Black)

Tags: clothing, Junkanoo, noun

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Last update: 2010-12-06 01:18
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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