Definition of hobble skirt in English:

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hobble skirt

Pronunciation: /ˈhäbəl skərt/

noun

A style of skirt so narrow at the hem as to impede walking, popular in the 1910s.
Example sentences
  • This sexy hobble skirt has an organza overskirt edged with satin bias binding, giving a floating effect.
  • In the English era of hobble skirts, saris were wrapped tightly round twice to create the same effect.
  • Though hobble skirts are less fashionable, they have certainly never gone completely out of style.

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Syllabification: hob·ble skirt

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