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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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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.
Before we go a step further in this business we must see the petticoat that made the smear, and we must know for certain when that paint was wet.
Her print gown was tucked up, and she was wearing a large apron over her striped petticoat.
Yes, and her petticoat; I hope you saw her petticoat, six inches deep in mud, I am absolutely certain; and the gown which had been let down to hide it not doing its office.
I'd like a green petticoat coming out now and then underneath to show what my leaves were like before I was a scarlet maple.
Nay, Sancho," returned Teresa; "marry her to her equal, that is the safest plan; for if you put her out of wooden clogs into high-heeled shoes, out of her grey flannel petticoat into hoops and silk gowns, out of the plain 'Marica' and 'thou,' into 'Dona So-and-so' and 'my lady,' the girl won't know where she is, and at every turn she will fall into a thousand blunders that will show the thread of her coarse homespun stuff.
She wore a beaver had with blue feathers, a surtout of gray-pearl velvet, fastened with diamond clasps, and a petticoat of blue satin, embroidered with silver.
It required some glorified petticoat to account for that 'Love-cycle,' and that's the shame of it.
They crept and crept, the hem of her petticoat just touching his gaiter, and his elbow sometimes brushing hers.
The church had a slender-spired dome that rounded inward at its base, and looked like a turnip turned upside down, and the hackman seemed to be dressed in a long petticoat with out any hoops.
Mary Hendrikhovna obliged them with the loan of a petticoat to be used as a curtain, and behind that screen Rostov and Ilyin, helped by Lavrushka who had brought their kits, changed their wet things for dry ones.
Ben and Letty Garth, who were uncle and aunt before they were well in their teens, disputed much as to whether nephews or nieces were more desirable; Ben contending that it was clear girls were good for less than boys, else they would not be always in petticoats, which showed how little they were meant for; whereupon Letty, who argued much from books, got angry in replying that God made coats of skins for both Adam and Eve alike--also it occurred to her that in the East the men too wore petticoats.