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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.
Relating to or characteristic of women.
[Middle English peticote : peti, small; see petty + cote, coat; see coat.]
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wearing a petticoat
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|Adj.||1.||petticoated - wearing or furnished with a petticoat; "petticoated ladies"; "a petticoated table"|
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