peg top


noun

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

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Origin of peg top

First recorded in 1650–60

Words nearby peg top

Definition for peg top (2 of 2)

peg-top
[ peg-top ]
/ ˈpɛgˌtɒp /

adjective

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

Origin of peg-top

1860–65; adjective use of peg top (in the sense “a child's toy that spins on a peg”)
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British Dictionary definitions for peg top (1 of 2)

peg top

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for peg top (2 of 2)

peg-top

adjective

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