[ koo-lots, kyoo- ]
/ kuˈlɒts, kyu- /
women's trousers, usually knee-length or calf-length, cut full to resemble a skirt.
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Origin of culottes
1835–45; < French: literally, breeches, equivalent to cul rump + -ottes, plural of -otte, feminine of -ot noun suffix. See culet
Words nearby culottes
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Example sentences 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
British Dictionary definitions for culottes
/ (kjuːˈlɒts) /
women's flared trousers cut to look like a skirt
Word Origin for culottes
C20: from French, literally: breeches, from cul bottom; see culet
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