hoop skirt

/hup ˈskɜt/ (say hoohp 'skert)

noun
1. a woman's skirt, made to stand out from the waist by an undergarment of flexible hoops connected by tapes.
2. the framework for such a skirt.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Hoop skirt — Hoop Hoop, n. [OE. hope; akin to D. hoep, hoepel.] 1. A pliant strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, and united at the ends, for holding together the staves of casks, tubs, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A ring; a circular band; anything… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoop skirt — hoop′ skirt n. 1) clo a framework of flexible, usu. horizontal hoops worn under a woman s full skirt to make it stand out 2) clo a full skirt suitable for wearing over this • Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • hoop skirt — ☆ hoop skirt n. a skirt worn over a framework of hoops that makes the skirt spread out …   English World dictionary

  • hoop skirt — 1. a woman s skirt made to stand out and drape in a stiff bell like shape from the waist by an undergarment framework of flexible hoops connected by tapes. 2. the framework for such a skirt. Also called hoop. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * hoop skirt, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hoop skirt — A hoop skirt or hoopskirt is a women s undergarment worn in various periods to hold the skirt extended into a fashionable shape.Hoop skirts typically consist of a fabric petticoat with casings to hold a stiffening material, variously rope, osiers …   Wikipedia

  • hoop skirt — 1. a woman s skirt made to stand out and drape in a stiff bell like shape from the waist by an undergarment framework of flexible hoops connected by tapes. 2. the framework for such a skirt. Also called hoop. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * ▪ clothing… …   Universalium

  • hoop skirt — petticoat that has a rigid hoop in it and causes a skirt to fall in a bell like shape …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hoop-skirt — n. Hoop, farthingale, crinoline, hoop petticoat …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hoop skirt — noun A womens undergarment worn in various historical periods to hold the skirt extended into a fashionable shape, typically consisting of a fabric petticoat with casings to hold a stiffening material, variously rope, osiers, whalebone, steel, or …   Wiktionary

  • Hoop — Hoop, n. [OE. hope; akin to D. hoep, hoepel.] 1. A pliant strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, and united at the ends, for holding together the staves of casks, tubs, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A ring; a circular band; anything resembling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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