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 Alberta Ferretti, there were outsize cargo pockets ballooning off of miniskirts and vertically stacked on denim jackets. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Pockets are important to women, and high-fashion designers are recognizing that," 21 Sep. 2018 Even with her mother's feminist leanings, the Muslim household was challenging for a girl with experimental style (particularly where tank tops and miniskirts were concerned). Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Meet the Madrid Artist Whose Cinematic Beauty Looks Are Straight out of an Almodovar Movie," 23 Aug. 2018 Sophie wore a velvet black shirt with a gold design and a tie-front waist, a gray miniskirt, black leather thigh-high boots, and a gray handbag. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Make Red Carpet Debut as a Couple," 3 Oct. 2018 Wearing a bejeweled crop top, miniskirt, and thigh-high boots—and without her usual high pony—the singer was surrounded by a diverse group of 50 female dancers, according to Billboard, all of different skin tones and body types. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Ariana Grande's 2018 MTV VMAs Performance of "God Is a Woman" Featured 50 Diverse Female Dancers," 20 Aug. 2018 Missy wore a sparkly silver top, colorful accessories and a fun miniskirt. Seventeen Magazine, Seventeen, "Concert Recap: Gotye," 27 Sep. 2012 By pairing it with Dolce & Gabbana’s A-line miniskirt in a trompe l’oeil floral, Fanning was able to flash a bit of bare leg. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Dakota Fanning Makes the Babydoll Party Top Look All Grown-Up," 1 June 2018 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

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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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