Definition of hoop petticoat in English:

hoop petticoat

noun

historical
  • A petticoat expanded with hoops of flexible material.

    • ‘She used a crinoline hoop petticoat she had purchased several years before for a prom and ordered a strapless, longline bra from a department store catalogue.’
    • ‘Yards of fabric billowed gracefully and the dresses were supported by large hoop petticoats.’
    • ‘Little girls today get given the most amazing princess dresses, ready-made and complete with hoop petticoats, tiaras and sparkly shoes.’
    • ‘In England in the 1700's, hoop petticoats were popular with actresses.’
    • ‘This new hoop petticoat had a tendency though to flip up when walking or sitting, exposing a woman's legs and undergarments.’