Definition of culottes in English:

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culottes

Pronunciation: /kjuːˈlɒt(s)/

plural noun

Women’s knee-length trousers, cut with full legs to resemble a skirt.
Example sentences
  • They are just like regular slips but are split with a seam up each leg, so they can be worn under pants, culottes, or skirts.
  • For pants, skirts, shorts or culottes choose the size by the waist measurement unless your hips are much larger than that standard measurement.
  • He showed his skill with pantsuits, culottes, pencil skirts and even a pony skin skirt teamed with a chiffon top.

Origin

Mid 19th century: French, 'knee breeches', diminutive of cul 'rump', from Latin culus.

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