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partlet

[pahrt-lit] /ˈpɑrt lɪt/
noun
1.
a garment for the neck and shoulders, usually ruffled and having a collar, worn in the 16th century.
Origin
late Middle English
1510-1520
1510-20; unexplained variant of late Middle English patelet < Middle French patelette strip of cloth, band, literally, little paw, equivalent to Old French pate paw + -lete -let
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partlet

/ˈpɑːtlɪt/
noun
1.
a woman's garment covering the neck and shoulders, worn esp during the 16th century
Word Origin
C16: a variant of Middle English patelet strip of cloth, from Middle French patelette
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