riding habit

Origin of riding habit

First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for riding habit

Historical Examples of riding habit

  • Without waiting to change her riding-habit, Roma turned into her aunt's room.

  • A riding-habit should be absolutely neat, simple, and inconspicuous.

  • She gathered the folds of her riding-habit over her arm, and went upstairs.

    Macaria

    Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

  • Cynthia has to change from a riding-habit to a ball-gown in four minutes.

  • Enter Aimwell in a riding-habit, and Archer as footman, carrying a portmantle.

    The Beaux-Stratagem

    George Farquhar


British Dictionary definitions for riding habit

riding habit

noun
  1. a woman's dress worn for riding, usually with a full or a divided skirt
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