hoopskirt

noun
hoop·​skirt | \ˈhüp-ˈskərt also ˈhu̇p- \

Definition of hoopskirt 

: a skirt stiffened with or as if with hoops

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Hoopskirts like armor, frilly materials made knife-sharp, curlers or a heeled pump worn as a protuberant helmet: this is female attire that makes a statement, at once protective and aggressive. The New Yorker, "Rocha Dance Theatre," 12 May 2013

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First Known Use of hoopskirt

1857, in the meaning defined above

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