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pantofle (noun) – 1. A slipper.
2. A cork-soled patten covering the forepart of the foot, worn in the 16th century.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Pantofle ?indoor shoe, slipper? comes from Middle French pantoufle, pantophle (and other spellings). The word occurs in other Romance languages, e.g., Occitan and Italian have pantofla (and other spellings), and Spanish has pantufla. Catalan changed the position of the l in original pantofla to plantofa under the influence of planta ?sole (of the foot)?; compare English plantar (wart). Further etymology of pantofle is speculative. Pantofle entered English in the late 15th century.