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Meaning of "ra-ra skirt" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RA-RA SKIRT

ra-ra skirt  [ˈrɑːˌrɑː skɜːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RA-RA SKIRT

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
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Ra-Ra skirt is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RA-RA SKIRT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ra-ra skirt

Rah-rah skirt

The rah-rah skirt is a short flounced layered skirt that originated in cheerleading and became a popular fashion trend among teenage girls in the early 1980s. As such it marked, as the Oxford Dictionary noted, the first successful attempt to revive the miniskirt that had been introduced in the mid-1960s. Later in the 1980s it was often worn with leather, denim or lace. In the 1990s the mini came back into fashion in its own right, largely discarding the frills of the rah-rah. However, the latter did return again in Britain in 2008: "Eighties look is all the ra-rave". Examples of the rah-rah were to be seen on the covers of gramophone records or compact discs such as 99 Red Balloons by Nena and Since Yesterday by Strawberry Switchblade.

Definition of ra-ra skirt in the English dictionary

The definition of ra-ra skirt in the dictionary is a short skirt with two or more overlapping `tiers' of material or flounces.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RA-RA SKIRT


alert
əˈlɜːt
concert
ˈkɒnsɜːt
convert
kənˈvɜːt
curt
kɜːt
dessert
dɪˈzɜːt
dirt
dɜːt
expert
ˈɛkspɜːt
foreskirt
ˈfɔːˌskɜːt
hoop-skirt
ˈhuːpˌskɜːt
hurt
hɜːt
insert
ɪnˈsɜːt
microskirt
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌskɜːt
midiskirt
ˈmɪdɪˌskɜːt
miniskirt
ˈmɪnɪˌskɜːt
overskirt
ˈəʊvəˌskɜːt
shirt
ʃɜːt
skirt
skɜːt
underskirt
ˈʌndəˌskɜːt
upskirt
ˈʌpˌskɜːt
vert
vɜːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RA-RA SKIRT

rabanna
Rabat
rabatine
rabatment
rabato
Rabaul
Rabbath Ammon
rabbet
rabbi
rabbinate
rabbinic
rabbinical
Rabbinical Hebrew
rabbinically
rabbinics
rabbinism
rabbinist
rabbinistic

WORDS THAT END LIKE RA-RA SKIRT

ballet skirt
bit of skirt
dirndl skirt
divided skirt
grass skirt
hobble skirt
hula skirt
pencil skirt
rah-rah skirt
slit skirt
split skirt

Synonyms and antonyms of ra-ra skirt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ra-ra skirt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RA-RA SKIRT

Find out the translation of ra-ra skirt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ra-ra skirt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ra-ra skirt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

RA -RA裙
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

falda ra- ra
570 millions of speakers

English

ra-ra skirt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

RA- RA स्कर्ट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تنورة را را
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ра-ра юбки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ra -ra saia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Ra-ra স্কার্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jupe ra -ra
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ra-ra skirt
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ra -ra -Rock
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

RA -RAスカート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

라 - 라 스커트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ra-ra rok
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ra -ra váy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Ra-ra பாவாடை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

र-आरए स्कर्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Etek etek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gonna ra- ra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spódnica ra- ra
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ра - ра спідниці
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ra - ra fusta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ra - ra φούστα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ra -ra romp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ra - ra kjol
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ra- ra skjørt
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RA-RA SKIRT»

The term «ra-ra skirt» is used very little and occupies the 159.610 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RA-RA SKIRT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ra-ra skirt

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RA-RA SKIRT»

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Chabers 21st Century Dictionary
1 7c: related to RAPT. ra-ra skirt o- noun a very short gathered or pleated skirt, originally worn by cheerleaders. © Early 20c: probably from HURRAH. rare1 /rea( r)/ t> adj 1 not done, found or occurring very often; unusual. 2 same as RAREFIED ...
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Male Femaling: A Grounded Theory Approach to Cross-dressing ...
All my informants turned to each other with a similar wistful look, and in unison expressed their yearnings to be that woman wearing that ra-ra skirt, anticipating a fun night out. Other male femaling fantasies are more idiosyncratic. Donald ...
Richard Ekins, 2002
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The Dictionary of Fashion History
Rah-rah skirt, Ra-ra skirt (F) Period: 1960s onwards. A short frilly, layered skirt worn by cheerleaders. Popular among young women as a new variant of a mini skirt in the 1980s and subsequently. Rail, Rayle (F) Period: Late 15th to late 17th  ...
Valerie Cumming, C. W. Cunnington, P. E. Cunnington, 2010
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
1950. Ex R.P.C., 'Request the pleasure of your company'. (Peppitt.) ra-ra skirt. A tiered 'mini-skirt', q.v., worn by teenage girls, 1982. Perhaps better spelt rah-rah, ex poss. derivation ex the uniform skirt of US drum-majorettes or cheer-leaders.
Eric Partridge, 2006
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Texas Monthly
Clockwise from the top left: from Liz Claiborne.. .the multi-striped cotton interlock blouson in poppy, S,M or L, %32. Pleated rhumba skirt of calico cotton in poppy, white for sizes 4 to 14, J29. Norma Kamali: long turtleneck, %50. Ra-ra skirt, '35.
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The Seven Paperweights
Spinning out her Ra—Ra skirt and giving him the come on. He ignored her and started smooching with Eve. Eve relaxed and enjoyed herself He bought her a Gin and Tonic and she felt herself unwinding. She celebrated her birthday and ...
Christina Godley, 2013
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Friend Me: Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras; Mates, Dates, ...
After that, I'd put on some Mac kohl and Bobbi Brown lipstick and a little blusher. Then on with my Lucy Lovering designer extraordinaire outfit—that is, the blouse and jacket were from Lucy, but I wore them with a ra-ra skirt, not jodhpurs, as we  ...
Cathy Hopkins, 2009
8
Mates, Dates, and Designer Divas
Then on with my Lucy Lovering designer extraordinaire outfit — that is, the blouse and jacket were from Lucy, but I wore them with a ra-ra skirt, not jodhpurs, as we weren't riding. I got the skirt at Christmas from Morgan; it's made of a bronze ...
Cathy Hopkins, 2008
9
Mates, Dates Simply Fabulous
Then on with my Lucy Lovering designer extraordinaire outfit — that is, the blouse and jacket were from Lucy, but I wore them with a ra-ra skirt, not jodhpurs, as we weren't riding. I got the skirt at Christmas from Morgan; it's made of a bronze ...
Cathy Hopkins, 2006
10
Dead Clever
I took the same corridor this time as I had the last, running down the stairs and emerging breathless, trying to blink away the orange dots imprinted behind my eyes, as though a polka-dot ra- ra skirt had been imprinted on my mind. I didn't know ...
Scarlett Thomas, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RA-RA SKIRT»

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Review: Taylor Swift at the 3Arena, Dublin
Taylor, dressed in eighties ra-ra skirt, glittery jacket and ankle boots, commands all the attention as she sashays and preens on a stage set which starts as New ... «RTE.ie, Jun 15»
2
My Red Riding Hood phase - and nine other fashion disasters
Ra-ra skirt, 1993: During the 'suit jackets that belonged to men who were probably long-since dead' phase of my uncomfortable journey through fashion, I took to ... «Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, Mar 15»
3
Bitch, I'm Madonna: "I Want to Live Forever and I'm Going to"
I was only six years old but flashes from that night remain in sharp focus, like my pale pink ra-ra skirt, my mom's lace gloves, and the strings of pale plastic pearls ... «Noisey, Mar 15»
4
GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Kate misses her mum's 60th birthday bash …
By all accounts Pippa did an excellent job of flying the family's fun flag – dancing the night away in a yellow bikini top and floral ra-ra skirt. Kate, seven months ... «Daily Mail, Feb 15»
5
In the closet with EastEnders actress Luisa Bradshaw-White
When I went for the part, I was wearing a bright top and vest, pink bra, neon socks and a denim ra-ra skirt, and it was agreed that Tina should look like that. «Express.co.uk, Jul 14»
6
Fashion archive: Ra-ra sweat skirts
Her mini is based on the flirty little skirts sported by leggy American cheerleaders and it is called the Ra-ra skirt. It is made in good-quality cotton and acrylic ... «The Guardian, Apr 14»
7
Sarah Millican on ra-ra skirts, 90s music and The Big Reunion
The mere mention of a ra-ra skirt will have me clapping. Scrunchies, legwarmers, National Health specs, perms. You can keep your pottery cups and old spoons, ... «Radio Times, Feb 14»
8
Former TOWIE star Georgina Dorsett joins Tom Cleverley for …
Looking very festive the mother-of-one, 28, wore an off-the-shoulder red dress featuring a ra-ra skirt as she headed to Rosso restaurant in Manchester alongside ... «Daily Mail, Dec 13»
9
The decade of dressing up
I would also suggest you wear either a double-barrelled suit or a ra-ra skirt. Although, perhaps, not together. Dylan Jones is the editor-in-chief of GQ and the ... «New Statesman, Jul 13»
10
10 fashion trends we don't want revived any time soon
What was wrong with wearing a skirt or a pair of shorts we cannot for the life of ... Those of you born after 1989, aren't you sorry you missed out on the ra-ra skirt? «Metro, May 13»

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