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petticoated

[pet-ee-koh-tid] /ˈpɛt iˌkoʊ tɪd/
adjective
1.
having or wearing a petticoat.
Origin of petticoated
1740-1750
1740-50; petticoat + -ed3
Related forms
underpetticoated, adjective
unpetticoated, adjective
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  • Now there appeared a petticoated one stationary against the rails, with her face lifted.

  • It was, according to my petticoated Herodotus, a truly terrible fight.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
  • Hygiene will attract the sanitarian, the nurse, the hotel manager, trousered or petticoated.

    The Women of Tomorrow William Hard
  • But the gamin was petticoated and the burlesque scenes set in a comedy.

    The English Stage Augustin Filon
  • He saw the two petticoated figures start running up the beach towards him, Stonor.

    The Woman from Outside Hulbert Footner
  • A big black mongrel appeared worrying at one of two petticoated urchins on the ground.

  • One boy who had attained to the dignity of knickerbockers used to speak of his petticoated predecessor as a little girl.

    Children's Ways James Sully
  • She stretched out her hands—a small, petticoated Balboa—to the world she had discovered.

    The Madigans Miriam Michelson
  • It is not to be wondered at that both Cretans and Turks were a little alarmed at the sight of these brawny, petticoated soldiers.

  • A little globe, petticoated in soft silk, gave a yellow light to the walls and floor.

    Whispering Wires Henry Leverage

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