miniskirt

[ min-ee-skurt ]
/ ˈmɪn iˌskɜrt /
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noun

a very short skirt or skirt part, as of a coat or dress, ending several inches above the knee.

Nearby words

  1. minischool,
  2. miniscule,
  3. miniseries,
  4. minish,
  5. miniski,
  6. ministate,
  7. minister,
  8. minister of state,
  9. minister of the crown,
  10. minister plenipotentiary

Origin of miniskirt

First recorded in 1960–65; mini(ature) + skirt

Also called mini.

Related formsmin·i·skirt·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for miniskirt

miniskirt

/ (ˈmɪnɪˌskɜːt) /

noun

a very short skirt, originally in the 1960s one at least four inches above the kneeOften shortened to: mini
Derived Formsminiskirted, adjective

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Word Origin and History for miniskirt

miniskirt

n.
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