Part of speech: noun

A skirt; especially, a woman's underskirt.

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Usage examples "petticoat":

  1. If dresses are stepped upon, Something will fall, Down will come petticoat, Cissy, and all! - "The Firing Line", Robert W. Chambers.
  2. I'll give you a piece of my petticoat. - "Marjorie's Busy Days", Carolyn Wells.
  3. I cannot get over the idea of him in a stiff white petticoat: I thought of it at dinner, whenever I looked at him! - "Nancy A Novel", Rhoda Broughton.