Definition of half-slip in US English:



  • A petticoat that hangs from the waist.

    ‘a satin half-slip and camisole’
    • ‘I'm also wearing a black half-slip.’
    • ‘Taking my elbow, she guided me around women engaged in heated discussions about the price of half-slips.’
    • ‘She must have gotten some new things because I had never seen this camisole and half-slip before.’
    • ‘In the TV documentary Psycho - The First Time, a woman recalls that Marion's bra and half-slip was as big a shock to her as the shower scene.’
    • ‘The movies from this era were particularly moralizing: footage of girls in bras and half-slips and some super-sleazy guy, wrapped up as tales of perversion and consequence.’
    slip, underskirt, underslip, undergarment
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