Definition of Hobble skirt

1. Noun. A long skirt very narrow below the knees, worn between 1910 and 1914.

Generic synonyms: Skirt



Definition of Hobble skirt

1. Noun. A skirt with a narrow enough hem to significantly impede the wearer’s stride, or hobble the wearer. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hobble Skirt

hobbetyhoy
hobbies
hobbing
hobbish
hobbism
hobbist
hobbit
hobbitlike
hobbitry
hobbits
hobbitses
hobbity
hobble
hobble-bush
hobble-bushes
hobble skirt (current term)
hobble skirts
hobblebush
hobblebushes
hobbled
hobbledehoy
hobbledehoyhood
hobbledehoys
hobbler
hobblers
hobbles
hobbleshaw
hobbleshaws
hobbletehoy
hobbletehoys

Literary usage of Hobble skirt

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1912)
"... the waterfall chignon, the pulled-back skirt, the shoe with the extreme French heel, the high stiff ruff, the sheath skirt and the hobble skirt. ..."

2. Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon by Oregon Supreme Court (1919)
"... consisting of two steps and a top, and constructed in a substantial manner; that plaintiff was wearing a narrow skirt, commonly called a hobble skirt, ..."

3. America, Through the Spectacles of an Oriental Diplomat by Tʻing-fang Wu (1914)
""hobble skirt," with its impediment to free movement of the legs. The ungainly "hobble skirt" compels the wearer to walk carefully and with short steps, ..."

4. Poems Obiter by Robert Elijah Lee Smith (1914)
"But, keep your eye on Brother Jones, he's nervous all the while, And quite impatient is to rush within the fighting ring To champion the hobble skirt and ..."

5. Modes and Morals by Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1920)
"... seen a fat woman in (for example) a hobble skirt—even in an academic edition of a hobble skirt—one knows that this is not a light thing to say. ..."

6. A Jayhawker in Europe by William Yoast Morgan (1911)
"There may be some who think that the latest development in costumes, the hobble skirt, has reached America. They are mistaken. No real French hobble skirt ..."

7. A Jayhawker in Europe by William Yoast Morgan (1911)
"There may be some who think that the latest development in costumes, the hobble skirt, has reached America. They are mistaken. No real French hobble skirt ..."

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