Peplum meaning

pĕpləm
A short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress.
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A flounce or short, flared flap attached at the waist of a dress, blouse, coat, etc. and extending around the hips.
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A peplos, an Ancient Greek garment formed of a tubular piece of cloth, which is folded back upon itself halfway down, until the top of the tube is worn around the waist, and the bottom covers the legs down to the ankles; the open top is then worn over the shoulders, and draped, in folds, down to the waist; compare the Roman palla.
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A veil.
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A genre of Italian film featuring historical or biblical epics.
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An individual film in this genre.
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Origin of peplum

  • Latin robe of state from Greek peplon neuter of peplos peplos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition