hobble skirt


Definition of hobble skirt

: a skirt constricted at the bottom

Examples of hobble skirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One woman, slowed down by her fashionable hobble skirt was unable to get out of the way in time and was tragically trampled to death. Serah-marie Mcmahon, Teen Vogue, "This New Book Is All About the Dark (And Sometimes Bloody) History of Fashion," 12 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of hobble skirt

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Hobble skirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hobble%20skirt. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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