Usage examples for petticoat

  1. Why I did not despise you was on account of your being unsmirched in spite of all; you withdrew yourself from me so quickly and resolutely when you saw the situation; you did not remain at my pleasure; so there was one petticoat in the world for whom I had no contempt, and you are she. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  2. And you are going to make me a petticoat and put that pretty lace on it? – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman