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pet·ti·coat

 (pĕt′ē-kōt′)
n.
A girl's or woman's undergarment, worn under a dress or skirt, that is often full and trimmed with ruffles or lace. Also called pettiskirt.
adj. Slang
Relating to or characteristic of women.

[Middle English peticote : peti, small; see petty + cote, coat; see coat.]

pet′ti·coat′ed adj.

petticoat

(ˈpɛtɪˌkəʊt)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's light undergarment in the form of an underskirt or including a bodice supported by shoulder straps
2. informal
a. a humorous or mildly disparaging name for a woman
b. (as modifier): petticoat politics.
[C15: see petty, coat]

pet•ti•coat

(ˈpɛt iˌkoʊt)

n.
1. an underskirt, esp. one that is full and often trimmed and ruffled.
2. any skirtlike part or covering.
3. Sometimes Offensive. a woman or girl.
adj.
4. Sometimes Offensive. female; feminine.
[1375–1425]
usage: Definitions 4 and 5 are sometimes perceived as insulting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petticoat - undergarment worn under a skirtpetticoat - undergarment worn under a skirt  
crinoline - a full stiff petticoat made of crinoline fabric
undergarment, unmentionable - a garment worn under other garments

petticoat

noun underskirt, slip, undergarment, half-slip, underslip a lace-trimmed petticoat
Translations
spodnička
underkjoleunderskørt
alushame
podsuknja
alsószoknya
undirpils
アンダースカート
속치마
apatinis sijonas
apakšsvārki
underkjol
กระโปรงชั้นในผู้หญิง
iç eteklikjüpon
váy mặc trong

petticoat

[ˈpetɪkəʊt] Nenagua(s) f(pl); (= slip) → combinación f

petticoat

[ˈpɛtikəʊt] njupon m

petticoat

nUnterrock m; (stiffened) → Petticoat m; petticoat governmentWeiberherrschaft f, → Weiberregiment nt

petticoat

[ˈpɛtɪˌkəʊt] n (full-length) → sottoveste f; (waist) → sottogonna f

petticoat

(ˈpetikəut) noun
an underskirt. a lace-trimmed petticoat.

petticoat

تَنُّورَةٌ تـَحْتِيَّة spodnička underkjole Unterrock μισοφόρι enaguas alushame jupon podsuknja sottogonna アンダースカート 속치마 onderrok underskjørt halka anágua, saia de baixo нижняя юбка underkjol กระโปรงชั้นในผู้หญิง jüpon váy mặc trong 衬裙
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So busy was she on this day that she did not hear Laurie's ring nor see his face peeping in at her as she gravely promenaded to and fro, flirting her fan and tossing her head, on which she wore a great pink turban, contrasting oddly with her blue brocade dress and yellow quilted petticoat.
A very ancient woman, in a white short gown and a green petticoat, with a string of gold beads about her neck, and what looked like a nightcap on her head, had brought a quantity of yarn to barter for the commodities of the shop.
The age had not so much refinement, that any sense of impropriety restrained the wearers of petticoat and farthingale from stepping forth into the public ways, and wedging their not unsubstantial persons, if occasion were, into the throng nearest to the scaffold at an execution.
She wore the ornaments of pure yellow gold, which her great-great-grandmother had brought over from Saar dam; the tempting stomacher of the olden time, and withal a provokingly short petticoat, to display the prettiest foot and ankle in the country round.
Don't I know that the rolling-pin is under her bed, and the nutmeg-grater in her pocket with her tobacco,--that there are sixty-five different sugar-bowls, one in every hole in the house,--that she washes dishes with a dinner-napkin one day, and with a fragment of an old petticoat the next?
Miss d'Angeville put on a pair of men's pantaloons to climb it, which was wise; but she cramped their utility by adding her petticoat, which was idiotic.
One morning, feeling more frisky than usual, she fell upon her knees and wept in the woodman's petticoat.
Not that it was such a very old petticoat eitherfor still it would last a great whileand, indeed, she must thankfully say that their petticoats were all very strong.
Crupp to communicate with us, but at last she appeared, being a stout lady with a flounce of flannel petticoat below a nankeen gown.
It was indeed to the fortunate accident of its being washing-day at the pretty cottage near which in the course of my morning wanderings I had set me down to rest, that I owed the sight of the petticoat in question.
The ladies and courtiers were all most magnificently clad; so that the spot they stood upon seemed to resemble a petticoat spread upon the ground, embroidered with figures of gold and silver.
Or do you think that would make it a petticoat party?