mini·skirt | \ˈmi-nē-ˌskərt \

Definition of miniskirt 

: a woman's short skirt with the hemline several inches above the knee

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miniskirted adjective

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At one point in the show, the female backing trio and female musicians changed into red tartan miniskirts. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Rod Stewart Announces New Album, Proves He's 'Forever Young' at Hollywood Bowl," 27 June 2018 These came in varied lengths from bolero to hip to miniskirt and full length as a gown – especially fetching in off-white satin floor length jacket gown. Roxanne Robinson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Alexandre Vauthier Shows "Super Parisian" Couture Collection," 3 July 2018 In classic ’60s style, Ono donned a miniskirt and wide-brimmed hat for the occasion, while Lennon matched his bride by wearing a white blazer and shirt. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "A Look Back at John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Infamous Love Story," 20 Mar. 2018 Zara last year faced criticism for selling a miniskirt printed with a cartoon character that resembled Pepe the Frog, a hate symbol used by white supremacists. Abha Bhattarai,, "Why do retailers like Zara and H&M keep making headlines for offensive clothing?," 2 July 2018 Zara Pepe the Frog Skirt Once again blowing up on social media, Zara quietly withdrew its denim miniskirt printed with cartoon frog faces. Carson Kessler, Fortune, "Melania Trump's Jacket Is Just the Controversial Clothing by Zara. Here's a Timeline of the Rest," 22 June 2018 The Guardian’s Maev Kennedy writes that Quant’s designs ranged from the daringly short hemlines of hot pants and miniskirts to the bright colors and patterns of her affordable yet high-fashion designs. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "The V&A Wants Your Help Locating Vintage Mary Quant Designs," 12 June 2018 The actress who played her in 1995's Clueless -- Alicia Silverstone -- returns in her classic yellow plaid blazer and matching miniskirt for the new season of Lip Sync Battle premiering June 14. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Alicia Silverstone Revisits Iconic 'Clueless' Outfit for 'Lip Sync Battle' in New Season Promo," 4 June 2018 More recently, a 27-year-old aspiring Saudi model was seen walking around a historic site in a miniskirt in a viral Snapchat video. Saba Imtiaz, Marie Claire, "Meet the Kardashians of the Middle East," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of miniskirt

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of miniskirt was in 1962

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English Language Learners Definition of miniskirt

: a very short skirt

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