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 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 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, 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, 9 Jan. 2020

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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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“Culotte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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