(of garments, shoes, etc.) put on by being stepped into.


step-ins, panties, especially bias-cut panties with wide legs worn by women in the 1920s and 1930s.
any step-in garment.

Origin of step-in

First recorded in 1920–25; adj., noun use of verb phrase step in Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of step-in

  • But Donovan said the Heritage Foundation might ask its political allies to step-in on the issue of birth control regulations.

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    The Coming Birth Control Battle

    Dana Goldstein

    July 12, 2010

Historical Examples of step-in

  • Anno Domini 166, the deane of Exon dyed, and then it was his right to step-in next to the deanry.