[ pahrt-lit ]
/ ˈpɑrt lɪt /


a garment for the neck and shoulders, usually ruffled and having a collar, worn in the 16th century.

Origin of partlet

1510–20; unexplained variant of late Middle English patelet < Middle French patelette strip of cloth, band, literally, little paw, equivalent to Old French pate paw + -lete -let Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for partlet

/ (ˈpɑːtlɪt) /


a woman's garment covering the neck and shoulders, worn esp during the 16th century

Word Origin for partlet

C16: a variant of Middle English patelet strip of cloth, from Middle French patelette
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