• WordNet 3.6
    • n underskirt undergarment worn under a skirt
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Underskirt A petticoat; the foundation skirt of a draped dress.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n underskirt A skirt worn under others.
    • n underskirt The foundation of a gown, on which drapery or an overskirt is arranged.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Underskirt un′dėr-skirt a petticoat, the foundation skirt of a draped gown.
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In literature:

She hid the wallet in the pocket of her underskirt.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
Two inches below her black dress dropped the lowest flounce of a heliotrope silk underskirt.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
I have been three times to Clementine about your underskirt, etc.
"A Bundle of Letters" by Henry James
She wore white lace underskirts, openwork silk stockings, and showy shoes.
"Sparrows" by Horace W. C. Newte
He stole the underskirt while I was taking a bath, and ought to be punished.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
She blowed her nose on her soiled old white underskirt.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Several very full underskirts.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
Cotton underskirts cannot be used in the dead of winter on little babies.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
De underskirts was unbleached white cloth made jus' lak de dresses only some skimpier.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
I'll bet that girl could sell a ruffled, accordion-plaited underskirt to a fat woman who was trying to reduce.
"Americans All" by Various

In poetry:

Her earrings are made of pearl,
Her underskirt is of green pattern-silk,
Her overskirt is the same silk dyed in purple,
And when men going by look on Rafu
They set down their burdens,
They stand and twirl their moustaches.
"A Ballad Of The Mulberry Road" by Ezra Pound

In news:

Soft tulle can be used to create a lacy look while stiffer tulle can be used in underskirts to create a fuller look.