- women's trousers, usually knee-length or calf-length, cut full to resemble a skirt.
Origin of culottes
Examples from the Web for culottes
The following one was new to me as a name, not as a dish, which was simple enough, "Culottes de bœuf à la fermière."
I cite the original Latin, as the word calig has been wrongly rendered by the French translator into culottes.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.
William H. Prescott
- women's flared trousers cut to look like a skirt
Word Origin and History for culottes
"a divided skirt," 1911, from French culotte "breeches" (16c.), a diminutive of cul "bottom, backside, backside, anus," from Latin culus "bottom, fundament." Earlier, in the singular cullote, it was used to mean "knee-breeches" (1842). Por le cul bieu "By God's arse" was an Old French oath.