Meaning of peplum

pep•lum

Pronunciation: (pep'lum), [key]
— pl. -lums, -la
  1. a short full flounce or an extension of a garment below the waist, covering the hips.
  2. a short skirt attached to a bodice or jacket.
  3. a peplos.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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