culottes


culottes
culottes (n.) "a divided skirt," 1911, from Fr. culotte "breeches" (16c.), a dim. of cul "bottom, backside, anus," from L. culus "bottom, fundament." Earlier, in the singular cullote, it was used to mean "knee-breeches" (1842). Por le cul bieu "By God's arse" was an Old French oath.

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  • culottes — n. pl. a type of women s trousers with wide legs cut loose and full so as to resemble a skirt. Syn: culotte. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Culottes — (fr., spr. Külott), kurze Beinkleider (s.d.), welche zur Zeit Ludwigs XIV. getragen wurden …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • culottes — /fr. kyˈlɔt/ [vc. fr., da cul «culo»] s. f. pl. mutandine (da donna) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • culottes — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ women s knee length trousers, cut with very full legs to resemble a skirt. ORIGIN French, knee breeches , from cul rump …   English terms dictionary

  • Culottes — Louis XVI, dressed in culottes, drinks a toast to the sans culottes Culotte redirects here. For the cut of meat, see Top sirloin cap steak. Culottes is a word that originated in French. Historically, culottes referred to the knee breeches… …   Wikipedia

  • Culottes — Elijah Boardman in einer Culotte. Gemälde von Ralph Earl, 1789 Culotte (von frz. cul = Gesäß) ist die französische Bezeichnung für eine Kniebundhose. Im engeren Sinne ist damit die typische Männerhose des späten 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • culottes — noun /kjuːˈlɒts/ A type of loose shorts which look like a skirt; a divided skirt. Syn: culotte See Also: sans culottes …   Wiktionary

  • culottes — [[t]kjuːlɒ̱ts, AM kuː [/t]] N PLURAL: also a pair of N Culottes are knee length women s trousers that look like a skirt …   English dictionary

  • culottes — cu·lottes || kjuː lÉ’ts n. divided skirtn. (From French) divided skirt, culottes; rump of beef …   English contemporary dictionary

  • culottes — /kooh lots , kyooh /, n.pl. women s trousers, usually knee length or calf length, cut full to resemble a skirt. Also, culotte. [1835 45; < F: lit., breeches, equiv. to cul rump + ottes, pl. of otte, fem. of ot n. suffix. See CULET] * * * …   Universalium


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