from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A skirt worn under another skirt; a petticoat.
- n. One skirt of a layered gown over which outer skirts are formed and draped.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A skirt worn underneath another skirt; a petticoat.
- n. An under layer of a multi-layer gown over which outer skirts are draped.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A petticoat; the foundation skirt of a draped dress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A skirt worn under others.
- n. The foundation of a gown, on which drapery or an overskirt is arranged.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. undergarment worn under a skirt
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The underskirt is lace while the skirt and bodice are embroidered black velvet.
Tehuana women in their elaborate traditional dress. The underskirt is lace while the skirt and bodice are embroidered black velvet. Coins form part of their sumptuous gold jewelry. Their performance is part of the annual Guelaguetza festivities in Oaxaca, held the last two Mondays of July. © Oscar Encines, 2008
As I buttoned the waist I noticed the underskirt was about six inches longer than the upper, and for a moment I sat down on the bed and laughed at my own appearance.
She had covered her little old curled leaf of a hat with a tea-colored corner that had been left, and puffed it up high and light to the point of the new style, with brown veil tissue that also floated off in an abundant cloudy grace behind; and she had such an air of breezy and ecstatic elegance as she came beaming and hastening into the early car, that nobody really looked down to see that the underskirt was the identical black brilliantine that had done service all the spring in the dismal mornings of waterproofs and india-rubbers and general damp woolen smells and blue nips and shivers.
Coming together to launch NAHM for fall 2011, they fused their combined international experiences into one city-savvy line: think a burnt orange shirtdress with asymmetrical hem or black maxi dress with a shorter underskirt and long, sheer overlay.
Anemoona has graciously agreed to make a new underskirt for Ellenora, which means I don't have to fix anything about the costume.
YS has made me a wonderful new underskirt and if I'm lucky, I will receive a new pair of gloves in the mail tomorrow.
The offerings ran the gamut from skimpy (Karolina Kurkova in a garter belt and a chic hat) to sweet (Karolina Kurkova in an underskirt holding a lamb)...and with a soundtrack by Beth Ditto, Boy George, Karen Elson, The Kills, Janelle Monae and Joey Starr, we can't imagine a better ticket in town!
It parts in front to reveal an underskirt made of oyster shells.
Jacket and skirt were gone, and her underskirt of dark cloth ceased midway below the knee.
The closest they came was when one evening she arrived at a party with her knickers visible through an unruly underskirt.