pantalets

or pan·ta·lettes

[pan-tl-ets]
noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. Sometimes pantalet. long drawers extending below the skirt, with a frill or other finish at the bottom of the leg, commonly worn by women and girls in the 19th century.
  2. a pair of separate frilled or trimmed pieces for attaching to the legs of women's drawers.

Origin of pantalets

First recorded in 1825–35; pantal(oon) + -et + -s3
Also called trousers.
Related formspan·ta·let·ted, adjective
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pantalets

pantalettes

pl n
  1. long drawers, usually trimmed with ruffles, extending below the skirts: worn during the early and mid 19th century
  2. a pair of ruffles for the ends of such drawers

Word Origin for pantalets

C19: diminutive of pantaloons
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