hemline

[ hem-lahyn ]
/ ˈhɛmˌlaɪn /
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noun

the bottom edge of a coat, dress, skirt, etc.
the level of this edge as expressed in inches from the floor: an 18-inch hemline.

Nearby words

  1. hemivertebra,
  2. hemizygosity,
  3. hemizygote,
  4. hemizygotic,
  5. hemizygous,
  6. hemlock,
  7. hemlock looper,
  8. hemmer,
  9. hemo-,
  10. hemoblast

Origin of hemline

First recorded in 1920–25; hem1 + line1

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British Dictionary definitions for hemline

hemline

/ (ˈhɛmˌlaɪn) /

noun

the level to which the hem of a skirt or dress hangs; hemknee-length hemlines
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Word Origin and History for hemline

hemline

n.

1899, from hem (n.) + line (n.).

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