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

Examples of placket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gomez’s suit was appealingly retro with bows adorning its straps and gold buttons along the placket, but the bare midriff kept things from feeling old fashioned. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Selena Gomez Brings Back the Vintage Bikini," 27 Aug. 2020 Available in seven colors, the classic silhouette of this solid polo from Nautica is a two-button, placket with signature striped taping. Mark Heim |, al, "Macy’s flash sale offers up to 65 percent off men’s, women’s inventory - today only," 4 Aug. 2020 Just the thing for all those summer golf outings, this cotton top has a three-button placket and a polo collar. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "You can shop designer gifts for dad at up to 70% off during this sale at Saks Off 5th," 30 May 2020 Hold the placket and replacement piece under the sewing machine with a zipper foot. Popular Science, "Don’t chuck that favorite jacket—fix the zipper instead," 26 Mar. 2020 The foundation of the garment was a crisp, white sleeveless cotton shirt (colorwise a marked departure for the designer) complete with front button placket and a shrunken version of the dress shirt collar. Los Angeles Times, "Our fashion critic reviews ‘Making the Cut’s’ winning looks: ‘Coachella-worthy’," 17 Apr. 2020 The five-button front placket sports two pockets and two interior pockets. Gideon Grudo, NBC News, "MLK Day sales: best deals on gym equipment, shoes, apparel and more," 17 Jan. 2020 The sweater features plackets of thick, braided, water-wicking yarn, as if a sheep had yielded its entire winter coat to enwrap Evans in comfort. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "The Curious Case of Chris Evans’s Sweater," 18 Dec. 2019 And check out that elephant design. Embroidered Southern Proper on the back neck of this 80% Cotton/20% Polyester pullover with snap placket and banded sleeves and waist. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Alabama Gift Guide 2019: Holiday gift ideas for all kinds of Crimson Tide fans this Christmas," 6 Dec. 2019

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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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“Placket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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