Entry from US English dictionary
A skirt worn over a series of hoops that make it spread out.
- The skirt was large enough to fit over her hoop skirt and still have a small train too.
- This was an important occasion and Doremi Bender was dressed in the best clothing she owned - a bright hoop skirt of red silk and velvet, with matching vest over a white Elven-weave blouse.
- This will obviously be a mixed blessing; it is my earnest hope that by 2100 the very notion of visiting one's in-laws will have gone the way of the hoop skirt and the dodo bird.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: hoop skirt
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