Definition of petticoated in US English:



  • See petticoat

    • ‘They wear long petticoated gowns with shawls, along with extravagant headdresses.’
    • ‘But the smaller key was for another locker, four feet high and five inches wide boasting a single rail and hanger - adequate for storing a single item of clothing as long as it wasn't a petticoated ball gown.’
    • ‘Now most of these laws do not specify the actual type of square dancing, but it is clear from the official pictures - showing elaborately petticoated women with elegantly tailored partners - what is meant.’