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

Other Words from miniskirt

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

Examples of miniskirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Christina Aguilera wore a very 2000s low-rise miniskirt to her performance at Ladyland in Brooklyn this September. Rory Satran, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2021 When Alana first walks through Gary’s school, Anderson makes sure to show her in long shot, head to toe, exasperated and slumped, hair and miniskirt gently in sync. New York Times, 25 Nov. 2021 Tina was wearing a leopard-print miniskirt with an ankle bracelet and no shoes. David Owen, The New Yorker, 4 Dec. 2021 Banks completed the throwback look with a black miniskirt and thigh-high matching socks. Dan Heching,, 5 Oct. 2021 The top was shaped like two diamonds melded together, attached to a miniskirt with a square train. Liana Satenstei, Vogue, 14 Sep. 2021 About 30 percent more online engagement, which is a lot of attention for a $245 floral miniskirt. Faran Krentcil, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 Aug. 2021 The kilt-loving designer has dutifully put a dude in a miniskirt in most, if not all, of his runways since. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 13 July 2021 Tall boots and a long trench coat will do just the trick in balancing out your miniskirt of choice. Sierra Mayhew, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 Aug. 2021

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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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26 Jan 2022

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“Miniskirt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of miniskirt

: a very short skirt

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