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.
a pair of separate frilled or trimmed pieces for attaching to the legs of women's drawers.
- Also called trousers.
- pan·ta·let·ted, adjective
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How to use pantalets in a sentence
Off came pantalets, waist and undercoverings, through the pure, cold water he waded.Watch Yourself Go By | Al. G. Field
“It looks to me as if she were trying to revive the fashion of pantalets,” suggested Priscilla.Peggy Raymond's Vacation | Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
I'm not going to dress up in Sunday best manners because you wear ruffled pantalets.A Little Girl in Old New York | Amanda Millie Douglas
They were wearing pantalets shorter now, and she noticed that Lily wore hers very short.A Little Girl in Old New York | Amanda Millie Douglas
The portrait it contained had been banished to the attic while her three eldest sisters were still in Wellington pantalets.The ghosts of their ancestors | Weymer Jay Mills
British Dictionary definitions for pantalets
long drawers, usually trimmed with ruffles, extending below the skirts: worn during the early and mid 19th century
a pair of ruffles for the ends of such drawers
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