hoop·​skirt | \ ˈhüp-ˈskərt How to pronounce hoopskirt (audio) also ˈhu̇p- \

Definition of hoopskirt

: a skirt stiffened with or as if with hoops

Examples of hoopskirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Swinton moves through a photo studio in the gown’s outsize hoopskirt as Alberto Iglesias’s moody score plays in the background. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Tilda Swinton and Pedro Almodóvar Tease Their New Film With a Little Help From Balenciaga," 28 Aug. 2020 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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Cite this Entry

“Hoopskirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoopskirt. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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