mini-skirt

miniskirt

[min-ee-skurt]
noun
a very short skirt or skirt part, as of a coat or dress, ending several inches above the knee.
Also called mini.


Origin:
1960–65; mini(ature) + skirt

miniskirted, adjective
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miniskirt (ˈmɪnɪˌskɜːt)
 
n
Often shortened to: mini a very short skirt, originally in the 1960s one at least four inches above the knee
 
'miniskirted
 
adj

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miniskirt
1965, reputedly the invention of Fr. fashion designer André Courrèges.
"The miniskirt enables young ladies to run faster, and because of it, they may have to." [John V. Lindsay, "New York Times," Jan. 13, 1967]
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