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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Probably from Middle Dutch

stripe

noun
     
Related topics: Shapes, Patterns, Military
stripe [countable]
1CF a line of colour, especially one of several lines of colour all close together:
a shirt with black and white stripes
2

of all stripes/of every stripe

of all different types:
Politicians of all stripes complained about the plan.
3PMSCP a narrow piece of material worn on the arm of a uniform as a sign of rank

➔ earn your stripes

at earn

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