early 15c., pety coote, lit. “a small coat,” from petty and coat (n.). 
Originally a padded coat worn by men under armor, 
applied mid-15c. to a garment worn by women and young children.

4 thoughts on “petticoat

  1. begins in delight, ends in wisdom… as do you <3 good morning…reading this re zee petticoat, my first image was a can-can with knights, it made me laugh though – enjoy your day!

  2. Interesting–I always associate it with the woman's garment.Your header is stunning. To me, it looks like the one in front is 'center stage' and the others are clustered around enjoying 'the show'. Love the Frost quote. :)

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