Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of hoop skirt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a skirt stiffened with hoops.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a skirt stiffened with hoops

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Examples

  • The hoopskirt is the tribal costume of the white-girl South, I say.

    Dream State

  • Also, when Lizzie discovers the metal hoopskirt that some of the white women wear.

    Scandalous Book Review: Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

  • If nothing else, this tells me that if I ever write about a woman wearing a hoopskirt, I'd better do some research, at least asking a few women about their experiences.

    Things Writers Need to Know

  • She wasn't so impractical as to wear a full hoopskirt in proper belle fashion, but the dress was full and red and would have been more appropriate for a night at the opera in the 1920s than at a modern dinner gathering.

    New Race

  • The effect was like a hoopskirt from the front, minus fabric.

    O Tannen-what? - A Dress A Day

  • It may be well imagined that I preferred to paint her in a plain gown and especially without a wide hoopskirt.

    Description of Queen Marie-Antoinette by Elisabeth Vigee-Labrun part 1

  • Now, Nova stood in the center of the domed space, wearing a beautiful pink dress that had a ruffled neck, the white ruffles opening like a flower beneath her chin, a formfitting top, and a huge hoopskirt that extended outward half a meter in all directions and came to the floor.

    Queen of Blades

  • Now, Nova stood in the center of the domed space, wearing a beautiful pink dress that had a ruffled neck, the white ruffles opening like a flower beneath her chin, a formatting top, and a huge hoopskirt that extended outward half a meter in all directions and came to the floor.

    STARCRAFT GHOST NOVA

  • The first sparks came from an empty hoopskirt factory, but how they ignited is still a mystery.

    Firehorse

  • Some tricksters are inspired to don the hoopskirt and whalebone costumes of Marie Antoinette.

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