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[min-ee-skurt] /ˈmɪn iˌskɜrt/

a very short or part, as of a coat or dress, ending several inches above the knee.
a very short skirt, originally in the 1960s one at least four inches above the knee Often shortened to mini

also mini-skirt, 1965, from mini- + skirt (n.); reputedly the invention of French fashion designer André Courrèges (b.1923).

“The miniskirt enables young ladies to run faster, and because of it, they may have to.” [John V. Lindsay, “New York Times,” Jan. 13, 1967]

Related: Miniskirted.


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