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 miniskirted (audio) \ adjective

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Lauren threw in some flirty leather dancer’s skirts and beaded tops paired with miniskirts. Washington Post, "Janelle Monae rocked Ralph Lauren’s jazz club of yesteryear," 7 Sep. 2019 The Concorde was flying, Françoise Hardy and Joe Dassin were singing and women (and men) cruised the Left Bank in Mr. Cardin’s stretchy knits and swooping miniskirts. Jason Farago, New York Times, "Back to the Future With Pierre Cardin’s Space-Age Fashion," 22 Aug. 2019 Also, there was Brandon Maxwell’s collection with crop tops and miniskirts in mint green; and turtleneck sweaters, suits and bandeau-top dresses all in forest green. Los Angeles Times, "New York Fashion Week: 5 spring and summer 2020 trends you should know about," 13 Sep. 2019 The miniskirt came from London in 1964 and quickly spread from mannequins to dancefloors to office buildings. Marlen Komar, Vox, "The surprisingly controversial history of the midi-length skirt," 27 June 2019 Team players once again in matching Chanel crop tops and miniskirts! Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner and Anastasia "Stassie" Karanikolaou: Best Matching Moments," 21 July 2019 The leading picture of the topic portrays three cartoon girls with rabbit ears and miniskirts. Youyou Zhou, Quartz, "China’s fan-girl culture is mobilizing against the Hong Kong protests," 18 Aug. 2019 Here a woman identified as Denise perches on the rail of a dock in a leather miniskirt, holey fishnet stockings and a single go-go boot. New York Times, "Recapturing a Lost World in ‘Provincetown’," 14 Aug. 2019 Consider the way the women are shot, from the legs up: Tate mostly wears miniskirts, and the camera dwells lovingly on her knees, while Pussycat’s long legs dance in denim cutoffs. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Quentin Tarantino’s #MeToo Moment?," 1 Aug. 2019

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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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