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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: petty 'small' + coat

petticoat

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes
pet‧ti‧coat [countable]
British EnglishDCC a piece of women's underwear like a thin skirt or dress that is worn under a skirt or dress [= slip]

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