miniskirt


miniskirt
miniskirt (n.) also mini-skirt, 1965, from MINI- (Cf. mini-) + SKIRT (Cf. 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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  • miniskirt — ► NOUN ▪ a very short skirt …   English terms dictionary

  • miniskirt — [min′ē skʉrt΄] n. [ MINI + SKIRT] a very short skirt ending well above the knee miniskirted adj …   English World dictionary

  • Miniskirt — A woman modeling a miniskirt A miniskirt, sometimes hyphenated as mini skirt, is a skirt with a hemline well above the knees – generally no longer than 10 cm (4 in) below the buttocks;[1] and a minidress is a dress with a similar… …   Wikipedia

  • Miniskirt —    A short skirt trademarked in 1960 by British designer Mary Quant. The miniskirt was a symbol of sexual freedom for women during the mod period in fashion. They were offered in lengths ranging from 18 inches below the waist, or mid thigh, to… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • miniskirt — UK [ˈmɪnɪˌskɜː(r)t] / US [ˈmɪnɪˌskɜrt] noun [countable] Word forms miniskirt : singular miniskirt plural miniskirts a very short skirt …   English dictionary

  • miniskirt — noun Date: 1965 a woman s short skirt with the hemline several inches above the knee • miniskirted adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • miniskirt — miniskirted, adj. /min ee skerrt /, n. a very short skirt or skirt part, as of a coat or dress, ending several inches above the knee. Also called mini. [1960 65; MINI(ATURE) + SKIRT] * * * …   Universalium

  • miniskirt — noun /ˈmɪnɪskəːt/ A skirt with the hem well above the knee …   Wiktionary

  • miniskirt — min|i|skirt [ˈmıniskə:t US skə:rt] n a very short skirt = ↑mini …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • miniskirt — min|i|skirt [ mıni,skɜrt ] noun count a very short skirt …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English