a) A skirt worn underneath another skirt; a petticoat.
b) An under layer of a multi-layer gown over which outer skirts are draped.

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  • Underskirt — Un der*skirt , n. A petticoat; the foundation skirt of a draped dress. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Underskirt — may refer to the following:* Half slip, a modern undergarment worn by women beneath a dress or skirt to help it hang smoothly * Petticoat, an undergarment to be worn by women under a skirt, dress or sari …   Wikipedia

  • underskirt — ► NOUN ▪ a petticoat …   English terms dictionary

  • underskirt — [un′dərskʉrt΄] n. a skirt worn under another; petticoat …   English World dictionary

  • underskirt — UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌskɜː(r)t] / US [ˈʌndərˌskɜrt] noun [countable] Word forms underskirt : singular underskirt plural underskirts a piece of women s underwear that looks like a skirt and is worn under another skirt …   English dictionary

  • underskirt — noun Date: 1832 a skirt worn under an outer skirt; especially petticoat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • underskirt — /un deuhr skerrt /, n. a skirt, as a petticoat, worn under another skirt or a dress. [1860 65; UNDER + SKIRT] * * * …   Universalium

  • underskirt — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. skirt, slip, half slip, petticoat, chemise, shimmy, bustle, hoopskirt; see also clothes , underwear …   English dictionary for students

  • underskirt — un|der|skirt [ ʌndər,skɜrt ] noun count a piece of women s underwear that looks like a skirt and is worn under another skirt …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • underskirt — n. skirt worn under an outer skirt, petticoat …   English contemporary dictionary

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