Definition of Pantalettes

1. Noun. A form of long underpants with a frill at the bottom of each leg ¹



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Definition of Pantalettes

1. [n]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pantalettes

pant-
pant-hoot
pant-wetting
pant leg
pant legs
pant suit
panta-
pantable
pantables
pantachromatic
pantagraph
pantagraphs
pantagruelian
pantalet
pantalets
pantalettes (current term)
pantalgia
pantalon
pantalone
pantalones
pantalons
pantaloon
pantaloon embolism
pantaloon hernia
pantalooned
pantalooneries
pantaloonery
pantaloons
pantamorph
pantamorphia

Literary usage of Pantalettes

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"pantalettes. An article of feminine apparel. 1846 Said traveller stated he had seen a piano somewhere in New England with pantalettes on. ..."

2. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"Miss Letitia Ann Thornton, a tall grown zirl in pantalettes. 1853. ... Sterry, the pet of pantalettes, the laureate of frills. 1883. ..."

3. The Mother's Assistant and Young Lady's Friend (1845)
"I '11 go now ; give me the pantalettes;' and Fred looked as if he had an important trust to execute. ' But if aunt Sarah should find it out,' suggested Hope ..."

4. Every where by Will Carleton (1907)
""Some seventy years ago, when I was a scholar in the old district school, every mother's girl of us wore pantalettes. "The poem was perfect: only I missed ..."

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