cu·​lotte ˈkü-ˌlät How to pronounce culotte (audio)
kyü- How to pronounce culotte (audio)
: a divided skirt
also : a garment having a divided skirt
often used in plural

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The designers behind the GmbH brand made the polo shirt the battle horse of the Trussardi collection, but pairing it in daring combinations, like a culotte jumper shorts in shiny leather with a racing front. Colleen Barry, ajc, 25 Sep. 2022 It is similarly known as rump cover, sirloin cap or culotte and is a triangular cut with a thick layer of fat, aka the fat cap. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Mumolo met Wiig there in the early aughts, forming a friendship built on endearingly bizarre characters like recent culotte devotees Barb and Star. Shannon Carlin, Vulture, 28 Apr. 2021 Opt for a pair of culotte-style jeans that cinches your waist and adds curves with a wider leg. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, 16 Oct. 2020 Prices have since dropped, but not so much that the chef offers much more than a trio of steaks, including lean but flavorful culotte, cut from top sirloin. Washington Post, 14 Aug. 2020 While her culottes and sweater are unsurprisingly sold out, Kate’s exact pair of sneakers are back in stock and available now. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 26 Feb. 2020 This was Patti at home, dressed in sweatshirt, stretch culottes and slippers. Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2020 Her head-to-toe green ensemble included a ribbed scoop-neck long-sleeve shirt and a pair of culottes. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 26 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History


French, breeches, from diminutive of cul backside — more at culet

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of culotte was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Culotte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition



: a divided skirt or a garment with a divided skirt
often used in plural
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