2. Adjective. (dated) Not wearing a hoop skirt. ¹
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Definition of Hoopless
1. lacking a hoop [adj]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoopless
hoopless (current term)
Literary usage of Hoopless
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1. The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony: Including Public Addresses, Her Own by Ida Husted Harper (1899)
"Company came and found me out in the garden picking peas and blackberries—and hoopless A fine-looking young colored man on train presented me with a bouquet ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"... broken pots, hoopless casks, trod- den-down corn, Shetland ponies, starved Jackasses, with masters " more ragged than Lazarus in the painted cloth ! ..."