pantalets
or pantalettes noun plural Etymology: pantaloons Date: 1834 long drawers with a ruffle at the bottom of each leg worn especially by women and children in the first half of the 19th century

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  • pantalets — or pantalettes [pan΄tə lets′] pl.n. [dim. of PANTALOON] 1. long, loose drawers frilled at the ankle and showing beneath the skirt, worn by women during the middle of the 19th cent. 2. detachable ruffles for the legs of drawers …   English World dictionary

  • pantalets — pantaletted, adj. /pan tl ets /, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. long drawers extending below the skirt, with a frill or other finish at the bottom of the leg, commonly worn by women and girls in the 19th century. 2. a pair of separate frilled or… …   Universalium

  • Pantalets —    This garment became the choice of dress in children s clothing in 1857.    See also Childrenswear …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • pantalets — pan·ta·lets …   English syllables

  • pantalets — pan•ta•lets or pan•ta•lettes [[t]ˌpæn tlˈɛts[/t]] n. (used with a pl. v.) clo long drawers with fancy trimming on the lower legs, extending below the hem of a woman s skirt: worn in the 19th century …   From formal English to slang

  • pantalets — /pæntəˈlɛts/ (say pantuh lets) plural noun 1. long drawers with a frill or other finish at the bottom of each leg, and extending below the dress, commonly worn by women and girls in the 19th century. 2. a pair of separate frilled or trimmed… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pantalets — n.pl. (also pantalettes) hist. 1 long underpants worn by women and girls in the 19th c., with a frill at the bottom of each leg. 2 women s cycling trousers. Etymology: dimin. of PANTALOON …   Useful english dictionary

  • pantalettes — noun plural see pantalets …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trousers — trouserless, adj. /trow zeuhrz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. Sometimes, trouser. Also called pants. a usually loose fitting outer garment for the lower part of the body, having individual leg portions that reach typically to the ankle but… …   Universalium

  • Chronology — 50,000 BCE The first prehistoric human, Cro Magnon man, learned to survive in cold climates by fashioning clothing out of animal skins, tree bark, and foliage. Paleolithic cave paintings such as those found in Lascaux, France, indicate that early …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

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