- PANTALETSLong drawers formerly worn by women and children. First worn about 1800 with the transparent dresses then in fashion. Were often only loose ruffles tied on below the knee with a draw string.
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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 — 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 … New Collegiate 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