peg-top

[ peg-top ]
/ ˈpɛgˌtɒp /
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adjective

wide at the hips and narrowing to the ankle: peg-top trousers; peg-top skirts.

Nearby words

  1. peg leg,
  2. peg out,
  3. peg top,
  4. peg-and-socket joint,
  5. peg-board,
  6. pegasus,
  7. pegboard,
  8. pegbox,
  9. pegged tooth,
  10. pegging

Origin of peg-top

1860–65; adjective use of peg top (in the sense “a child's toy that spins on a peg”)

peg top

noun

a child's wooden top that spins on a metal peg.
peg tops, peg-top trousers.

Origin of peg top

First recorded in 1650–60

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British Dictionary definitions for peg-top

peg-top

adjective

(of skirts, trousers, etc) wide at the hips then tapering off towards the ankle

peg top

noun

a child's spinning top, usually made of wood with a metal centre pin
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