a woman's skirt that is very narrow at the bottom, causing the wearer to walk with short, mincing steps.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of hobble skirt
First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for hobble skirt
a long skirt, popular between 1910 and 1914, cut so narrow at the ankles that it hindered walking
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