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peplum

[pep-luh m] /ˈpɛp ləm/
noun, plural peplums, pepla
[pep-luh] /ˈpɛp lə/ (Show IPA)
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
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin < Greek *péplon (neuter; only plural pépla occurs). See peplos
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peplum

/ˈpɛpləm/
noun (pl) -lums, -la (-lə)
1.
a flared ruffle attached to the waist of a jacket, bodice, etc
2.
a variant of peplos
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: full upper garment, from Greek peplos shawl
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