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ˈfɑr ðɪŋˌgeɪlfar·thin·gale

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farthingale(noun)

    a hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally; worn by European women in the 16th and 17th centuries


  1. farthingale(Noun)

    A hooped structure in cloth worn to extend the skirt of women's dresses; a hooped petticoat.

  2. Origin: From verdugale, from verdugado, from verdugo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Farthingale(noun)

    a hoop skirt or hoop petticoat, or other light, elastic material, used to extend the petticoat

  2. Origin: [OE. vardingale, fardingale, fr. OF. vertugale, verdugade, F. vertugade, vertugadin, from Sp. verdugado, being named from its hoops, fr. verdugo a young shoot of tree, fr. verde green, fr. L. viridis. See Verdant.]


  1. Farthingale

    Farthingale is a term applied to any of several structures used under Western European women's clothing in the late 15th and 16th centuries to support the skirts into the desired shape. It originated in Spain.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Farthingale

    fär′thing-gāl, n. a kind of crinoline of whalebone for distending women's dress. [O. Fr. verdugale—Sp. verdugado, hooped, verdugo, rod.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Farthingale

    A corruption of Verdingale, from the French vertugarde, a guard for modesty. Queen Elizabeth is said to have introduced this hooped petticoat in order to disguise her figure.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of farthingale in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of farthingale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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