cu·​lotte | \ ˈkü-ˌlät How to pronounce culotte (audio) , ˈkyü-; kü-ˈlät, kyü- How to pronounce culotte (audio) \

Definition of culotte

: a divided skirt also : a garment having a divided skirt often used in plural

Examples of culotte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "These 3 restaurants make you feel like a neighbor, and we all need a dose of that," 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, "Kate Middleton Wore the Perfect $50 Sneakers With Zara Pants," 26 Feb. 2020 This was Patti at home, dressed in sweatshirt, stretch culottes and slippers. Los Angeles Times, "How Patti LuPone rescues her quarantined fans on Twitter," 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, "Kate Middleton Chose a Green Athleisure Look for a Sporty Public Appearance This Morning," 26 Feb. 2020 With spring right around the corner, there’s no better time to shop the duchess’s exact pair of sneakers below—along with some green culottes to complete the look. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Wore the Perfect $50 Sneakers With Zara Pants," 26 Feb. 2020 Add a crop top and denim culottes like Union's, and your look is the Canadian tuxedo's Parisian cousin. Whitney Perry, Glamour, "The Jean Jacket Outfits Celebrities Swear By," 9 Jan. 2020 That battle was fought and won in 2017 by the Sans-cravates movement, a nod to the sans-culottes of the French Revolution. Arnaud Montreuil, Quartz at Work, "Is the world ready for politicians to dress in workplace casual?," 20 Nov. 2019 Until 1971, a sign informed dining room and bar patrons that turtlenecks were not an acceptable substitute for a tie, and pantsuits and culottes were no-noes., "When Winston Churchill came to town, he stayed here. So did Shirley Temple, Amelia Earhart, and the duke and duchess of Windsor. At present, this important piece of Boston history is primarily hosting layers of plaster dust, exposed drywall, bare floors, and many, many power tools.," 2 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of culotte

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for culotte

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

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The first known use of culotte was in 1911

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20 Aug 2020

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“Culotte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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