American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman's skirtlike undergarment that hangs from the waist.
- n. undergarment worn under a skirt
“You can made a petticoat by finding the waist marking on the pattern and making a half-slip with a casing for elastic, or you can cut the front and back of the dress and make a full length one, turning under the neckline and armholes twice at one fourth inch each time.”
“A lame question about making slips: The only time I've ever made myself a slip, I drew up a "pattern" hardly deserves the word, really for a half-slip and sewed it up out of cotton and lace.”
“My favorite half-slip is one I made many years ago from a remnant piece of Duchesse satin and some cotton lace.”
“Worse yet, these efforts are most commonly met with a coldly-written half-slip of paper sent back in your own SASE.”
“There's no room for a crinoline under that, unless you wanted to construct some kind of half-crinoline/half-slip undergarment.”
“Angelina Jolie wore a sturdy bra and half-slip in the 2005 film "Mr. & Mr.. Smith" -- in a scene depicting the fastidiously uncarnal nature of her life with Mr. Smith.”
“A simple nylon half-slip is often enough to do the trick.”
“I have one "half-slip," which actually started out life as one of those teeny short silk skirts for women who are a lot younger than I am.”
“I'm wearing a half-slip and the ivory silk blouse I had on last night.”
“Next comes a long cotton hip wrap, like a half-slip, then a pair of long bloomers to preserve modesty should the front fold of the kimono open.”
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