- (of garments, shoes, etc.) put on by being stepped into.
- step-ins, panties, especially bias-cut panties with wide legs worn by women in the 1920s and 1930s.
- any step-in garment.
Origin of step-in
First recorded in 1920–25; adj., noun use of verb phrase step in
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Examples from the Web for step-in
But Donovan said the Heritage Foundation might ask its political allies to step-in on the issue of birth control regulations.The Coming Birth Control Battle
July 12, 2010
Anno Domini 166, the deane of Exon dyed, and then it was his right to step-in next to the deanry.Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2)