step-in

step-in

[step-in]
adjective
1.
(of garments, shoes, etc.) put on by being stepped into.
noun
2.
step-ins, panties, especially bias-cut panties with wide legs worn by women in the 1920s and 1930s.
3.
any step-in garment.

Origin:
1920–25; adj., noun use of verb phrase step in

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