Balayeuse

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Balayeuse A protecting ruffle or frill, as of silk or lace, sewed close to the lower edge of a skirt on the inside.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n balayeuse A strip of plaited muslin or lace placed inside of the bottom of women's dresses to protect them from the floor.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., lit., a female sweeper