peplum

peplum

[pep-luhm]
noun, plural peplums, pepla [pep-luh] .
1.
a short full flounce or an extension of a garment below the waist, covering the hips.
2.
a short skirt attached to a bodice or jacket.
3.
Obsolete. a peplos.

Origin:
1670–80; < Latin < Greek *péplon (neuter; only plural pépla occurs). See peplos

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peplum (ˈpɛpləm)
 
n , pl -lums, -la
1.  a flared ruffle attached to the waist of a jacket, bodice, etc
2.  a variant of peplos
 
[C17: from Latin: full upper garment, from Greek peplos shawl]

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