noun (used with a plural verb)
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.
Related formspan·ta·let·ted, adjective
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for pantalets
Historical Examples of pantalets
The frocks were made shorter, and the pantalets kept them company.
I have three white hens—one top-knot, one plain, and one with pantalets.
He orter stay at home an' wear Congress gaiters an' pantalets.
Then Victorian hoops which were succeeded by the Victorian bustles, pantalets, black velvet at throat and wrists, and lockets.
It was a pretty picture, and would have been prettier, if they had shown bare little legs, instead of pantalets.
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
Word Origin for pantalets
C19: diminutive of pantaloons
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