[koo-lots, kyoo-]
plural noun
women's trousers, usually knee-length or calf-length, cut full to resemble a skirt.
Also, culotte.

1835–45; < French: literally, breeches, equivalent to cul rump + -ottes, plural of -otte, feminine of -ot noun suffix. See culet Unabridged
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culottes (kjuːˈlɒts)
pl n
women's flared trousers cut to look like a skirt
[C20: from French, literally: breeches, from cul bottom; see culet]

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The wearing of shorts, skirts, culottes is allowed provided the length and appearance are acceptable.
Shorts, skorts, and culottes must be no more than three inches above the knee.
The sans-culottes were not communists, or even in any modern sense of the term socialists.
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