Peplum Definition

pĕpləm
pepla, peplums
noun
peplums
Webster's New World
A flounce or short, flared flap attached at the waist of a dress, blouse, coat, etc. and extending around the hips.
Webster's New World

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.

Wiktionary

A veil.

Wiktionary

A genre of Italian film featuring historical or biblical epics.

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Other Word Forms of Peplum

Noun

Singular:
peplum
Plural:
pepla, peplums

Origin of Peplum

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

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

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