plack·​et ˈpla-kət How to pronounce placket (audio)
: a slit in a garment (such as a skirt) often forming the closure
archaic : a pocket especially in a woman's skirt
: woman

Examples of placket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The water-resistant shell is durable for all elements, and its snap placket over the zippered closure just adds extra protection and warmth. Megan Schaltegger, Southern Living, 20 Mar. 2024 It’s finished off with a full button placket down the back, giving it plenty of dimension. Jamie Allison Sanders, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2024 Note that these are pull-on with a faux front placket, two functioning back pockets, and two faux front pockets. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 4 Mar. 2024 The dress buttons up the front with a covered placket, and Swift wore it with a gold chain belt to accent the waist—a timeless styling hack to help jazz up a basic look. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 24 Jan. 2024 Ahead of her onstage reunion with her Ally McBeal cast at the 75th annual Emmy Awards, Flockhart, 59, walked the Emmys red carpet solo dressed in a Giorgio Armani Privé dress that combined a blue sequin bodice with a ruffled placket and a black silk maxi skirt trimmed in pink, blue and velvet. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2024 Some colors add style points with a contrasting trim around the placket, sleeve cuffs, and pocket tops. Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 15 Dec. 2023 Browne’s signature tri-stripe detail in red, white, and blue subtly pops in images on the shirt’s inner placket, the blazer’s inner cuff, and the backside of Sivan’s socks that match the suit’s moody hue. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 11 Oct. 2023 The crew neck is interrupted by a placket with four buttons, kind of like a henley. Nicola Fumo, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023

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Word History


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First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of placket was in 1605

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“Placket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


plack·​et ˈplak-ət How to pronounce placket (audio)
: a slit in a garment (as a skirt) which closes after the garment has been put on
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