petticoat


1pet·ti·coat

noun \ˈpe-tē-ˌkōt\

: a skirt that a woman or girl wears under a dress or outer skirt

Full Definition of PETTICOAT

1
:  a skirt worn by women, girls, or young children: as
a :  an outer skirt formerly worn by women and small children
b :  a fancy skirt made to show below a draped-up overskirt
c :  an underskirt usually a little shorter than outer clothing and often made with a ruffled, pleated, or lace edge
d archaic :  the skirt of a woman's riding habit
2
a :  a garment characteristic or typical of women
b :  woman
3
:  something (as a valance) resembling a petticoat
pet·ti·coat·ed \-ˌkō-təd\ adjective

Origin of PETTICOAT

Middle English petycote short tunic, petticoat, from pety small + cote coat
First Known Use: 15th century

2petticoat

adjective

Definition of PETTICOAT

:  of, relating to, or exercised by women :  female

First Known Use of PETTICOAT

1660

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