- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɑːðɪŋɡeɪl/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɑɹðɪŋɡeɪl/
- Hyphenation: far‧thin‧gale
farthingale (plural farthingales)
- (now historical) A hooped structure in cloth worn to extend the skirt of women's dresses; a hooped petticoat.
- 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, printed at London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821:, II.12:
- women […] make trunk-sleeves of wyre and whale-bone bodies, backes of lathes, and stiffe bumbasted verdugals, and to the open-view of all men paint and embellish themselves with counterfeit and borrowed beauties […].
- 2003, Alexander Chancellor, The Guardian, 3 May 2003:
- In Henry VIII's Great Hall, there were men in doublets and codpieces prancing up and down with women in farthingales.