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petticoat

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noun pet·ti·coat \ˈpe-tē-ˌkōt\

Definition of petticoat

  1. 1 :  a skirt worn by women, girls, or young children: as a :  an outer skirt formerly worn by women and small children b :  a fancy skirt made to show below a draped-up overskirt c :  an underskirt usually a little shorter than outer clothing and often made with a ruffled, pleated, or lace edge d archaic :  the skirt of a woman's riding habit

  2. 2 a :  a garment characteristic or typical of women b :  woman

  3. 3 :  something (as a valance) resembling a petticoat

petticoated

play \-ˌkō-təd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of petticoat

Middle English petycote short tunic, petticoat, from pety small + cote coat


First Known Use: 15th century


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petticoat

adjective pet·ti·coat

Definition of petticoat

  1. :  of, relating to, or exercised by women :  female

1620

First Known Use of petticoat

1620


PETTICOAT Defined for English Language Learners

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petticoat

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noun pet·ti·coat \ˈpe-tē-ˌkōt\

Definition of petticoat for English Language Learners

  • : a skirt that a woman or girl wears under a dress or outer skirt


PETTICOAT Defined for Kids

petticoat

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noun pet·ti·coat \ˈpe-tē-ˌkōt\

Definition of petticoat for Students

  1. :  a skirt worn under a dress or outer skirt



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