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[uhn-der-skurt] /ˈʌn dərˌskɜrt/
a skirt, as a petticoat, worn under another skirt or a dress.
Origin of underskirt
1860-65; under- + skirt Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There were two or three mud-stains on the laces of her sleeve and underskirt that were obtrusively incongruous.

  • I have been three times to Clémentine about your underskirt, etc.

    A Bundle of Letters Henry James
  • Now the mamma makes me raise up my dress when I come into the house so she can get a good look at my underskirt all around.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • I made patches all over my underskirt except where I do sit down.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • And there is all the patches I do pin on my underskirt for my animal friends to ride in.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • Next time I am going to bring him to school in a pocket in my underskirt.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • Materials: Pupils will furnish their own material for an underskirt for themselves.

    Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin
  • Jennings says that every one wears bows now, and that the underskirt should be frilled.

  • Louise was given two dresses a year; her old dress from last year, she wore as an underskirt.

  • In deference to his inborn dislike, Dallas was wearing an underskirt of blue.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
British Dictionary definitions for underskirt


any skirtlike garment worn under a skirt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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