Etymology

1. farthingale

noun. ['ˈfɑːrðɪŋˌgeɪl'] a hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally; worn by European women in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Etymology

  • verdugale (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • verdugado (Spanish)

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Words that Rhyme with Farthingale

  • abigail
  • massengale

Example sentences of the word farthingale


1. Noun, singular or mass
Spanish clothing has always been structured, with the belled farthingale a popular export in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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