pantalets

plural noun

pan·​ta·​lets ˌpan-tə-ˈlets How to pronounce pantalets (audio)
variants or pantalettes
: long drawers with a ruffle at the bottom of each leg worn especially by women and children in the first half of the 19th century

Word History

Etymology

pantaloons

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pantalets was in 1834

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Cite this Entry

“Pantalets.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pantalets. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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