mini·​skirt ˈmi-nē-ˌskərt How to pronounce miniskirt (audio)
: a woman's short skirt with the hemline several inches above the knee
miniskirted adjective

Examples of miniskirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cast your mind back to that time, when stars like Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, and Alexa Chung were spotted at Glastonbury in tank tops, tiered miniskirts cinched with low-slung belts, and suede fringed moccasin boots. Alex Kessler, Glamour, 8 Sep. 2023 The capsule—priced from $98 to $625—is rounded out with a faux leather trench, a brown cargo miniskirt with a matching cropped blazer, and some wear-everywhere tanks and turtlenecks. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 5 Sep. 2023 Maria Grazia Chiuri showed all manner of swingy floral editions at Dior; Richard Quinn created a debutante-worthy strapless gown that bowed out at the hips; and Carolina Herrera’s Wes Gordon tried out both miniskirt and original-flavor versions of the exaggerated, bell-like shape. Véronique Hyland, ELLE, 5 Sep. 2023 The musical artist was dressed for a night out in a pleated gray miniskirt over an asymmetrical black bodysuit. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 9 Sep. 2023 After road testing a Free People style back in June (which, in my mind, Miss Americana bought in The Westchester Mall before getting an Auntie Anne’s Pretzel), Taylor exited the Electric Lady Studios this week in a miniskirt that could have been lifted from the set of Cruel Intentions. Hayley Maitland, Glamour, 9 Sep. 2023 Rodrigo finished off the statement tee with some preppy fashion staples, adding a white pleated miniskirt, white ankle socks and black penny loafers. Emily Kirkpatrick, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 The jewelry, by comparison, piles up—stacks of mostly golden rings and bracelets, layers of delicate chain necklaces, a pair of statement earrings to match every flippy miniskirt. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 23 Aug. 2023 Give your classic denim miniskirt another few weeks of wear when paired with knee-high riding boots (which are sure to maintain relevance well into fall). Megan O'Sullivan, Vogue, 19 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miniskirt was in 1962

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“Miniskirt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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mini·​skirt ˈmin-i-ˌskərt How to pronounce miniskirt (audio)
: a woman's very short skirt

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