Definition of crinolette in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkrɪnəˈlɛt/


  • A narrow version of the crinoline, designed to support skirts projecting from behind, and usually composed of half hoops suspended around the back of the legs.

    The crinolette began to replace the crinoline in the mid 1860s, and was in turn superseded by the bustle.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Judy. From crinol- + -ette.