mini·​skirt | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌskərt How to pronounce miniskirt (audio) \

Definition of miniskirt

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

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miniskirted \ ˈmi-​nē-​ˌskər-​təd How to pronounce miniskirt (audio) \ adjective

Examples of miniskirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keep things simple with a crisp white shirt and miniskirt from Khaite. Jenny Hartman And Alexander Fisher, WSJ, "From Chanel to Dolce & Gabbana, the 18 Best Fashion Looks of December," 30 Dec. 2020 Nothing screams fun quite like a sequined feather miniskirt. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "New Year’s Eve outfits that will have you celebrating 2021 in style," 21 Dec. 2020 Beside him, Valladares was all smiles in a white shirt and black miniskirt. Eric Todisco,, "Zac Efron Spotted in Australia with Rumored Girlfriend Vanessa Valladares: 'They Are Having Fun,' Says Source," 7 Sep. 2020 Aniston took a different approach with her voting reminder, taking to her Instagram Stories to share a throwback image of her Friends character, Rachel, rocking a USA graphic knit sweater, black miniskirt, and a shocked expression. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow Are Encouraging Friends Fans to Vote," 27 July 2020 Included are a wide swath of options, from velvet Le Smoking blazers and studded leather miniskirts to a gold lamé minidress and effortless, tomboyish blazers cut with a boxy shape. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Saint Laurent Tests the Pre-Collection Waters With a Bohemian Pre-Fall Line," 23 July 2018 Then, Amal channeled the style of the early aughts, wearing a black miniskirt, black jacket, black knee-high boots, and a pink sweater. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney Steps Out in an Elegant Emerald Look for Date Night with George," 2 Oct. 2019 Like out-of-my-way-buster shoulder pads, scarf-print miniskirts in a horse and chain motif, and Krystle Carrington blazers with giant diamanté buttons that turn the body into an upside down isosceles triangle. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Velvet Ropes, Inclusion and Kanye West in Paris," 1 Mar. 2020 The New Year’s Eve video showed several dozen men tossing around a screaming woman wearing a black miniskirt and fur coat. Washington Post, "Egypt mob sexual attack on New Year’s Eve sparks controversy," 2 Jan. 2020

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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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14 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Miniskirt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of miniskirt

: a very short skirt

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