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Definition of petticoat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

petticoat

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈpetɪkəʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpetɪkoʊt//
 
(old-fashioned) Clothes
 
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a piece of women’s underwear like a thin dress or skirt, worn under a dress or skirt synonym slip See related entries: Clothes Word Origin late Middle English: from petty coat, literally ‘small coat’: the word originally referred to a garment worn by men under a coat or doublet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: petticoat

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