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kilt

noun \ ˈkilt \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of kilt

1 : a knee-length pleated skirt usually of tartan worn by men in Scotland and by Scottish regiments in the British armies
2 : a garment that resembles a Scottish kilt

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First Known Use of kilt

circa 1730

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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kilt

verb

Definition of kilt

1 chiefly dialectal : to tuck up (something, such as a skirt)
2 : to equip with a kilt
: to move nimbly

Origin and Etymology of kilt

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kjalta lap, fold of a gathered skirt


KILT Defined for English Language Learners

kilt

Definition of kilt for English Language Learners

  • : a type of skirt traditionally worn by men in Scotland

  • : a woman's skirt that resembles a Scottish kilt


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kilt

noun \ ˈkilt \

Definition of kilt for Students

: a knee-length pleated skirt usually of tartan worn by men in Scotland


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