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pantalets

[pan-tl-ets] /ˌpæn tlˈɛts/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
Sometimes, pantalet. long drawers extending below the skirt, with a frill or other finish at the bottom of the leg, commonly worn by women and girls in the 19th century.
2.
a pair of separate frilled or trimmed pieces for attaching to the legs of women's drawers.
Also, pantalettes.
Also called trousers.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; pantal(oon) + -et + -s3
Related forms
pantaletted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pantaletted

pantalets

/ˌpæntəˈlɛts/
plural noun
1.
long drawers, usually trimmed with ruffles, extending below the skirts: worn during the early and mid 19th century
2.
a pair of ruffles for the ends of such drawers
Word Origin
C19: diminutive of pantaloons
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