Definition of pantalettes in English:

Share this entry

pantalettes

Pronunciation: /pantəˈlɛts/
(North American also pantalets)

plural noun

Long underpants with a frill at the bottom of each leg, worn by women and girls in the 19th century.
Example sentences
  • So from pantaloons and pantalettes to divided drawers, boxers, granny pants and bikinis, you can bet your choice of underwear will get a mention, and no doubt Hawthorne knows exactly what it says about you.
  • Ellen talks about childhood memories: she remembers that Archer kissed her behind a door, and mentions that she can picture everybody in the audience in their knickerbockers and pantalettes.
  • Granny tied the strings and handed Sarah her embroidered pantalets.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: pan¦ta|lettes

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.