Crinolette

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crinolette a small crinoline causing the dress to project behind only—akin to the bustle and dress-improver
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., crin—L. crinis, hair, and lin—L. linum, flax.

Usage

In literature:

Well, we have had our Grecian bends, our crinolines and crinolettes, our pull-backs and Piccadilly limps.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
There is a talk about something called a crinolette.
"Mount Royal, Volume 3 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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