Definition of Overskirt

1. Noun. An outer skirt worn over another skirt.

Generic synonyms: Skirt



Definition of Overskirt

1. n. An upper skirt, shorter than the dress, and usually draped.

Definition of Overskirt

1. Noun. A skirt worn visibly, especially over another layer, such as a petticoat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overskirt

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overskirt

oversimply
oversing
oversings
oversit
oversize
oversized
oversizes
overskate
overskated
overskates
overskating
overskip
overskipped
overskipping
overskips
overskirt (current term)
overskirts
overslaugh
overslaughed
overslaughing
overslaughs
oversleep
oversleeper
oversleepers
oversleeping
oversleeps
oversleeve
oversleeves
overslept
overslid

Literary usage of Overskirt

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1. Dressmaking by Jane Fales (1917)
"This overskirt opened at the front to show the underskirt. To give some of the size which the hoops had formerly given, the overskirt was often puffed or ..."

2. The Olivia Letters: Being Some History of Washington City for Forty Years as by Emily Edson Briggs (1906)
"This overskirt arrangement was the crowning triumph of her superb toilette. ... Nothing that an elegant pink satin overskirt could do for ..."

3. Dress, a Paper Read Before the Association for the Advancement of Women by Abby Williams May (1879)
"Her excellent landlady said to her, at parting, " I want to thank you for having made it possible for me to go without an overskirt this winter. ..."

4. Charis: Essays in Honor of Sara A. Immerwahr by Sara Anderson Immerwahr, Anne Proctor Chapin (2004)
"This detail shows clearly that, in the case of these three ladies, the design of the garment worn under the flounced overskirt is a single dress or robe, ..."

5. My Opinions and Betsey Bobbet's: Designed as a Beacon Light to Guide Women by Marietta Holley (1891)
"... overskirt on to it, for I was determined not to go to New York village without a overskirt on to me. Not that I care about such triflin' things myself, ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Hart, ou leaving home, took with him an old overskirt belonging to his wife, ... Hart threw the overskirt in a ditch by the roadside a short distance from ..."

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