dust ruffle


noun

a ruffle attached to the inside hem of a full-length petticoat or skirt to protect the bottom edge of the garment against dirt and wear, popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
a wide ruffle encircling the bottom perimeter of a bed and reaching to the floor, used decoratively or as protection against dust.

Nearby words

  1. dust kitten,
  2. dust mite,
  3. dust mop,
  4. dust mouse,
  5. dust off,
  6. dust shot,
  7. dust storm,
  8. dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return,
  9. dust well,
  10. dust whirl

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