Definitions for: Peplum


[n] a garment worn by women in ancient Greece; cloth caught at the shoulders and draped in folds to the waist
[n] a flared ruffle attached to the waistline of a dress or jacket or blouse



Webster (1913) Definition: Pep"lum, n.; pl. E. -lumus, L. -la. [L.]
A peplos. Hence: An overskirt hanging like an ancient peplos;
also, a short fitted skirt attached to a waist or coat.

Synonyms: peplos, peplus

See Also: flounce, frill, furbelow, garment, ruffle

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