Petticoat



noun
1.
Also called pettiskirt. an underskirt, especially one that is full and often trimmed and ruffled and of a decorative fabric.
2.
any skirtlike part or covering.
3.
a flounce or valance fitting around the sides of a bed, couch, or chair, as to conceal the legs.
4.
Informal: Sometimes Offensive. a woman or girl (usually used facetiously).
adjective
5.
Informal: Sometimes Offensive. of, relating to, or controlled by women; female; feminine:
petticoat government.
noun
1.
a woman’s light undergarment in the form of an underskirt or including a bodice supported by shoulder straps
2.
(informal)

a humorous or mildly disparaging name for a woman
(as modifier): petticoat politics

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