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riding habit

noun
1.
habit1 (def 11).
Origin of riding habit
1660-1670
1660-70
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Historical Examples
  • One thing she hid far back in her closet under the other things—her riding habit.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Amy Bell Marlowe
  • In the old days once out of my riding habit I would never dress.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • One clear, frosty morning, Jack came in to an early breakfast, wearing her riding habit.

    The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge Margaret Vandercook
  • She was in her riding habit, standing on the terrace above the rose-garden.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
  • If trimmed with good fur, this jacket makes a very handsome addition to the riding habit.

    The American Horsewoman Elizabeth Karr
  • Then, glancing down at her riding habit, “Unless this will do?”

    Bobs, a Girl Detective Grace May North
  • Jane rose from the chair she had briefly occupied while listening to Judith, and began hurriedly to remove her riding habit.

    Jane Allen: Right Guard Edith Bancroft
  • A riding habit should be distinguished by its perfect simplicity.

    The American Horsewoman Elizabeth Karr
  • Jane had dressed her hair, and she was sitting on the bed in her riding habit, hat in hand.

  • Dora sprang up to search for the letter in a pocket of her riding habit.

British Dictionary definitions for riding habit

riding habit

noun
1.
a woman's dress worn for riding, usually with a full or a divided skirt
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