Definition of petticoat government in English:

petticoat government

noun

depreciative
  • Rule by, or undue predominance or influence of women in domestic, political, or public life.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Ward (1667–1731), satirist. From petticoat + government.

Pronunciation

petticoat government

/ˈpɛtɪkəʊtˌɡʌvnm(ə)nt/