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underskirt

[uhn-der-skurt]
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noun
  1. a skirt, as a petticoat, worn under another skirt or a dress.
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Origin of underskirt

First recorded in 1860–65; under- + skirt
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Examples from the Web for underskirt

Historical Examples

  • I have been three times to Clémentine about your underskirt, etc.

    A Bundle of Letters

    Henry James

  • I made patches all over my underskirt except where I do sit down.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • Next time I am going to bring him to school in a pocket in my underskirt.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • And there is all the patches I do pin on my underskirt for my animal friends to ride in.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • Jennings says that every one wears bows now, and that the underskirt should be frilled.


British Dictionary definitions for underskirt

underskirt

noun
  1. any skirtlike garment worn under a skirt
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