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Definition of "peplum" []

  • A short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress. (noun)
  • See peplos. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peplum" in a sentence
  • "A peplum is a short flounce added to the waist of a dress or jacket."
  • "In a season marked by all manner of flounces and frills, the peplum was a standout."
  • "Double-skirted mini dresses, otherwise known as peplum dresses, were all the rage back in the 80s and made an appearance at the beginning of this season, but they aren't going to be disappearing in a hurry."