Girl's costume showing linen pantalettes from Godey's Lady's Book
pantalettes pl (plural only)
- (historical) A form of long underpants with a frill at the bottom of each leg.
- 1929, M. Barnard Eldershaw, A House Is Built, Chapter IX, Section iii:
- In the second row of the cavalcade were Francie, Fanny's god-daughter, now thirteen years old and already elegant in long frilled pantalettes, tartan skirts, and a leghorn hat with streamers, […]
- (historical) A removable kind of ruffle worn at the feet of women's drawers.