or pep·lus

[ pep-luhs ]

noun,plural pep·los·es.
  1. a loose-fitting outer garment worn, draped in folds, by women in ancient Greece.

Origin of peplos

First recorded in 1770–80, peplos is from the Greek word péplos (masculine)

Other words from peplos

  • pep·losed [pep-luhst], /ˈpɛp ləst/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for peplos



/ (ˈpɛpləs) /

nounplural -loses or -luses
  1. (in ancient Greece) the top part of a woman's attire, caught at the shoulders and hanging in folds to the waist: Also called: peplum

Origin of peplos

C18: from Greek, of obscure origin

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