Placket Plack"et, n. [F. plaquer to lay or clap on. See {Placard}.] 1. A petticoat, esp. an under petticoat; hence, a cant term for a woman. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

2. The opening or slit left in a petticoat or skirt for convenience in putting it on; -- called also {placket hole}. [1913 Webster]

3. A woman's pocket. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • placket — noun /ˈplækɪt/ a slit or other opening in an item of clothing, to allow access to pockets or fastenings , 1922: Dislike dressing together. Nicked myself shaving. Biting her nether lip, hooking the placket of her skirt. James Joyce, Ulysses …   Wiktionary

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  • placket — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1605 1. a. a slit in a garment (as a skirt) often forming the closure b. archaic a pocket especially in a woman s skirt 2. archaic a. petticoat b. woman …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • placket — /plak it/, n. 1. the opening or slit at the top of a skirt, or in a dress or blouse, that facilitates putting it on and taking it off. 2. a pocket, esp. one in a woman s skirt. 3. Archaic. a. a petticoat. b. a woman. [1595 1605; var. of placard… …   Universalium

  • placket — plack·et || plækɪt n. slit at the waistline of a skirt that makes dressing and undressing easier (usually closes with buttons or a zipper) …   English contemporary dictionary

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