Origin of petticoat
usage note for petticoat
OTHER WORDS FROM petticoatpet·ti·coat·less, adjectiveun·der·pet·ti·coat, noun
Words nearby petticoat
How to use petticoat in a sentence
It comes with matching headband, optional sleeve panels and petticoat.
The grander the occasion, the larger the width of the hoop petticoat.In Paris, a Historical Look at Lingerie at Musée des Arts Décoratifs|Sarah Moroz|July 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her worn-out blue petticoat is lighted up by a moonbeam; in her hand she appears to have a hoe.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
The late Caleb Whitefoord, seeing a lady knotting fringe for a petticoat, asked her, what she was doing?
The people who made an offering of that hooped petticoat did their best, at any rate; they knew no better.Little Travels and Roadside Sketches|William Makepeace Thackeray
The edge of a soiled petticoat, or the glimpse of a rent stocking is singularly disenchanting.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
She was in her new suit of black sarcenet and yellow petticoat very pretty.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
British Dictionary definitions for petticoat
- a humorous or mildly disparaging name for a woman
- (as modifier)petticoat politics