hoop skirt


noun

a woman's skirt made to stand out and drape in a stiff bell-like shape from the waist by an undergarment framework of flexible hoops connected by tapes.
the framework for such a skirt.

Origin of hoop skirt

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Also called hoop.
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