over·​skirt ˈō-vər-ˌskərt How to pronounce overskirt (audio)
: a skirt worn over another skirt

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The black off-the-shoulder jumpsuit included a bodice cut-out, long sleeves and an overskirt. Ariana Quihuiz, Peoplemag, 2 May 2023 Cara Delevingne in Carolina Herrera The Carnival Row star opted for the luxe drama of Carolina Herrera, wearing a voluminous outfit that was actually a jumpsuit with overskirt. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Feb. 2023 Globes night, roughly 75 yards of fire red silk faille fabric were required to craft this midriff-baring gown and overskirt by Atelier Versace, which was paired with jewelry by Harry Winston. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Jan. 2023 This will go on an overskirt that will be structured with a material similar to a ballerina’s tutu. Dallas News, 18 Mar. 2022 Add a detachable overskirt to your suit to spice things up and create some major drama. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 1 Dec. 2022 The sparkler complemented Shay's show-stopping custom wedding gown (the dress was made with a removable overskirt for a new reception look) designed by Gown and Out in Beverly Hills star Pol' Atteu. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2022 Nas skipped a shirt for his walk down the carpet, instead opting for a pair of glittering black pants and a gilded feather cage overskirt and bespoke matching headpiece, courtesy of British American designer Harris Reed. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Aug. 2022 In time, two- and three-piece black ensembles of top, trousers and overskirt, oddly like feminized sailor suits, let women plunge in but not go too far. Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overskirt was in 1851

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“Overskirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overskirt. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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over·​skirt -ˌskərt How to pronounce overskirt (audio)
: a skirt worn over another skirt
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