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culottes

[ koo-lots, kyoo- ]
/ kuˈlɒts, kyu- /
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noun (used with a plural verb)

Sometimes cu·lotte . women's pants, usually knee-length or calf-length, cut full to resemble a skirt.

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Origin of culottes

First recorded in 1835–45; from French: literally, “breeches,” equivalent to cul “rump” + -ottes, plural of -otte, feminine of -ot noun suffix. See culet
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culottes
/ (kjuːˈlɒts) /

pl n

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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