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Monday, September 09, 2013

Definitions for peplum

  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.

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Citations for peplum
It had a straight skirt and a peplum on the jacket and, truly, it seemed to have been made for me. Jodi Picoult, Harvesting the Heart, 1995
Kathleen is wearing what she went out in the night before, a green peplum jacket over a swingy skirt. Elinor Lipman, The Ladies' Man, 1998
Origin of peplum
1670-1680
Peplum is derived from the word of Greek origin peplos which refers to a loose-fitting garment worn by women in Ancient Greece.