Meaning of petticoat
Pronunciation: (pet'ē-kōt"), [key]
- Also calledan underskirt, esp. one that is full and often trimmed and ruffled and of a decorative fabric.
- any skirtlike part or covering.
- a flounce or valance fitting around the sides of a bed, couch, or chair, as to conceal the legs.
- a woman or girl.
- of, pertaining to, or controlled by women; female; feminine: petticoat government.
- petticoat (Thesaurus)