poodle skirt

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poodle skirt (plural poodle skirts)

  1. A wide felt knee-length skirt of a solid bold colour displaying a design appliquéd or transferred to the fabric, originally of a coiffed French poodle; popular in the United States in the 1950s.
    • 1986 [1984], Armistead Maupin, Babycakes (Tales of the City), pages 64:
      Some of the most political dykes in town had already converted, tossing out their Levi's and Birkenstocks in favor of poodle skirts and heels.

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