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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ She dressed either in blue-jeans with a black turtleneck top and black boots or in very short miniskirts.
▪ She was wearing a white blouse with frills at the cuffs, and a plain black miniskirt.
▪ The gesture was superfluous; she was packed into a denim miniskirt so tight that she could only walk in a shuffle.
▪ They would tell her no miniskirts.
▪ Two Middle Eastern girls walk by in miniskirts and heels.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

also mini-skirt, 1965, from mini- + skirt (n.); reputedly the invention of French fashion designer André Courrèges (b.1923). "The miniskirt enables young ladies to run faster, and because of it, they may have to." [John V. Lindsay, "New York Times," Jan. 13, 1967]Related: Miniskirted.


n. A short skirt with the hemline well above the knee, generally at mid-thigh level.


n. a very short skirt


A miniskirt (sometimes hyphenated as "mini-skirt") is a skirt with a hemline well above the knees, generally at mid-thigh level, normally no longer than below the buttocks; and a dress with such a hemline is called a minidress or a miniskirt dress. A micro-miniskirt or microskirt is a miniskirt with its hemline at the upper thigh.

Short skirts have existed for a long time, though they were generally not called "mini" until the 1960s. Instances of clothing resembling miniskirts have been identified by archaeologists and historians as far back as c.1390–1370 BCE. In the early 20th century, the dancer Josephine Baker's banana skirt that she wore for her mid-1920s performances in the Folies Bergère was subsequently likened to a miniskirt. Extremely short skirts became a staple of 20th-century science fiction, particularly in 1940s pulp artwork such as that by Earle K. Bergey who depicted futuristic women in a "stereotyped combination" of metallic miniskirt, bra and boots. Hemlines were just above the knee in 1961, and gradually climbed upward over the next few years. By 1966, some designs had the hem at the upper thigh. Stockings with suspenders were not considered practical with miniskirts and were replaced with coloured tights. The popular acceptance of miniskirts peaked in the " Swinging London" of the 1960s, and has continued to be commonplace, particularly among younger women. Before that time, short skirts were only seen in sport and dance clothing, such as skirts worn by female tennis players, figure skaters, cheerleaders, and dancers.

Several designers have been credited with the invention of the 1960s miniskirt, most significantly the London-based designer Mary Quant and the Parisian André Courrèges.

Miniskirt (song)

"Miniskirt" is a song by South Korean girl group AOA. The song serves as AOA's fifth single, it was digitally released on January 16, 2014, by FNC Entertainment.

Usage examples of "miniskirt".

His gaze settled on the gyrating bum of a tall, miniskirted girl who was standing, glass in hand, about a foot from his face.

With his miniskirted great-aunt itching to marry him off and her rifle-toting grandma ready to shoot Remy the second he sets foot on her land, the sexiest bad boy this side of the Mason-Dixon line will need a special kind of voodoo to win this new civil war.

As soon as a girl-child down here on the mean streets could walk, she knew just what the girls in the thongs and fishnets, the high heels and miniskirts were peddling.

He eyed the Americans through a series of perfect smoke rings, then spoke rapidly to the two girls in satin miniskirts who attended him.

For instance, as the police arrive, there are girls lined along the street, girls in miniskirts, thigh-highs, and halter tops.

She was usually braless under her T-shirt, and she wore miniskirts so short she could hardly sit down.

I put on my best butt-kicking outfit – my black Betsey Johnson miniskirt with black ribbed tights, side-zip Batgirl boots, and purple Armani sweater set – and strutted around my room like all I was thinking about was how I was going to bring Marcus Beaumont to justice.

So that’s why the Wonderbra and bootilicious miniskirt haven’t produced the requisite amount of drool.

A patch the size of a monk's tonsure had been shaved around the slash that guy in the miniskirt and fishnet hose had made when he brained her with a handy beer bottle.

Ten or fifteen years from now you'll still be talking the talk and at least trying to walk the walk, like a woman in her thirties who wears miniskirts and goes braless in an effort to convince people (most of whom don't give a shit anyway) that her cheerleading days aren't behind her.

Identical twins, blonde, tall, slender, dressed in halters and miniskirts, giggly as all get out and acting like he was the cutest little ol' thing they'd ever laid eyes on.

She wore a sausage miniskirt in a rich honey colour, a wide black belt and an amber silk blouse.

Gorgeous in tank tops, T-shirts, cut-offs, miniskirts, barechested, barefoot, hair cascading down their backs.

Black fishnet stockings, vinyl miniskirt, black go-go boots, and a black lace bra underneath a fishnet shirt.

In those happy Beatle days, the miniskirt had an innocence and a larkiness to it that seem lost in our Age of Less Innocence, with its crotch-grabbing singers and in-your-face jeans and well-oiled glutei maximi.