plack·​et | \ ˈpla-kət How to pronounce placket (audio) \

Definition of placket

1a : a slit in a garment (such as a skirt) often forming the closure
b archaic : a pocket especially in a woman's skirt

2 archaic

a : petticoat
b : woman

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Think: all-black everything, like a wide-leg pleated trouser that is polished or a velvet jumpsuit with a silk placket. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Why I Love the New Kate Moss So Much Better Than the ’90s Waif," 25 Jan. 2019 Where Markle’s version, done in denim, featured cap sleeves and a midi length, Queen Letitia’s took cues from traditional shirting with double patch pockets, full sleeves, and a button placket down the front. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Letizia of Spain Wraps Up in the Silhouette of the Summer," 26 July 2018 The half-placket pullover shirts are a breezy summer staple but in 2018, designers have been toying with the silhouette in every way. Max Berlinger, GQ, "17 Summer-Ready Popover Shirts You Can Buy Right Now," 20 June 2018 There are also dazzling embellishments found on the collar points and down the placket. Houston Chronicle, "ART FEEL: Wearable art for men created by local resident," 18 May 2018 The green, white, and black dress featured a ruffled placket below the bust for a clever design detail, but the pleated finish was both elegant and regal. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Meghan Markle Debuts a New Spring Dress and Repeats a Familiar Jacket," 21 Apr. 2018 Press especially hard on the button placket, while being sure not to iron over the buttons on the other side. 5. Hans Aschim, Esquire, "How to Quickly and Expertly Iron a Shirt," 15 Sep. 2015 Open the placket to show some cleavage or add a strappy metallic stiletto and a chain belt. Marie Claire, "Gunn Laws," 30 Oct. 2013 Blue piping down the front placket finish the retro top, matched with blue piping along the sides of the white pants. Dave Southorn, idahostatesman, "First look: See Boise State’s new baseball uniforms," 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of placket

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for placket

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