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hobble skirt

noun
1.
a woman's skirt that is very narrow at the bottom, causing the wearer to walk with short, mincing steps.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • The hobble skirt was unpopular with couture clients, who had to disrobe in order to use a toilet.
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hobble skirt

noun
1.
a long skirt, popular between 1910 and 1914, cut so narrow at the ankles that it hindered walking
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