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miniskirt Line breaks: mini|skirt
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪnɪskəːt/

Definition of miniskirt in English:


A very short skirt.
Example sentences
  • As women have become more liberated, their clothing has become less restrictive: from corsets and petticoats to trousers, shorts and miniskirts; from full-length burqas to jilbabs to headscarves, then to bare heads.
  • The spring women's line features off-the-shoulder blouses, miniskirts and hipster trousers.
  • Then there were normal T-shirts and miniskirts and shorts and jeans and tops and strapless things, and a lot of jewellery.



Example sentences
  • Lever, by comparison, seems remarkably normal: miniskirted, slightly made up, anxiously clutching her A-level folders.
  • The world she evokes - of miniskirted Kabul schoolgirls and interesting Buddhist relics - has completely vanished.
  • Which makes astonishingly little sense, even ignoring the sex-discriminatory aspects, as the vast majority of shoppers are middle-aged women, who are unlikely to be seduced by the milky thighs of these miniskirted productistas.

Words that rhyme with miniskirt

underskirt • expert

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