What does petticoat mean?

Definitions for petticoat
ˈpɛt iˌkoʊtpet·ti·coat

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word petticoat.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. petticoat, half-slip, underskirt(noun)

    undergarment worn under a skirt

Wiktionary

  1. petticoat(Noun)

    A tight, usually padded undercoat worn by men over a shirt and under the doublet.

  2. petticoat(Noun)

    A woman's undercoat, worn to be displayed beneath an open gown.

  3. petticoat(Noun)

    A type of ornamental skirt or underskirt, often displayed below a dress; chiefly in plural, designating a woman's skirts collectively.

  4. petticoat(Noun)

    A light woman's undergarment worn under a dress or skirt, and hanging either from the shoulders or (now especially) from the waist; a kind of slip, worn to make the skirt fuller, or for extra warmth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Petticoat(noun)

    a loose under-garment worn by women, and covering the body below the waist

    Etymology: [Petty + coat.]

Freebase

  1. Petticoat

    A petticoat or underskirt is an article of clothing for women; specifically an undergarment to be worn under a skirt or a dress. The petticoat is a separate garment hanging from the waist. In historical contexts, petticoat refers to any separate skirt worn with a gown, bedgown, bodice or jacket; these petticoats are not strictly speaking underwear as they were made to be seen. In both historical and modern contexts, petticoat refers to skirt-like undergarments worn for warmth or to give the skirt or dress the desired fashionable shape. In this context a petticoat may be called a waist slip or underskirt or half slip, with petticoat restricted to extremely full garments. Petticoat can also refer to a full-length slip in the UK, although this usage is somewhat old-fashioned. Petticoat is the standard name in English for any underskirt worn as part of non-Western clothing, most significantly, the lehenga with the sari.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Petticoat

    pet′i-kōt, n. a loose under-skirt worn by females and little boys: (coll.) a woman: a fisherman's loose canvas or oilcloth skirt: a bell-mouthed piece over the exhaust nozzles in the smoke-box of a locomotive, strengthening and equalising the draught through the boiler-tubes.—adj. feminine: female, as 'petticoat influence.'—n. Pett′icoat-affair′, an affair in which a woman is concerned.—n.pl. Pett′icoat-breech′es, a loose short breeches worn by men in the 17th century.—adj. Pett′icoated.—Petticoat government, government by women, either at home or in the state. [Petty + coat.]

Suggested Resources

  1. petticoat

    Song lyrics by petticoat -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by petticoat on the Lyrics.com website.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Petticoat

    A smaller or shorter coat, which was the ancient description of a woman’s outer garment; derived from the Norman cotte.

How to pronounce petticoat?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say petticoat in sign language?

  1. petticoat

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of petticoat in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of petticoat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of petticoat

  1. petticoatpetticoatpetticoatpetticoatpetticoat

Popularity rank by frequency of use

petticoat#10000#56931#100000

Translations for petticoat

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for petticoat »

Translation

Find a translation for the petticoat definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these petticoat definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"petticoat." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 27 May 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/petticoat>.

Are we missing a good definition for petticoat? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for petticoat:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.