partlet

partlet

[pahrt-lit]
noun
a garment for the neck and shoulders, usually ruffled and having a collar, worn in the 16th century.

Origin:
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)
 
n
a woman's garment covering the neck and shoulders, worn esp during the 16th century
 
[C16: a variant of Middle English patelet strip of cloth, from Middle French patelette]

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