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kilt

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verb \ˈkilt\

Definition of kilt

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 chiefly dialect :  to tuck up (as a skirt)

  3. 2 :  to equip with a kilt

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to move nimbly

Origin and Etymology of kilt

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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kilt

noun

Definition of kilt

  1. 1 :  a knee-length pleated skirt usually of tartan worn by men in Scotland and by Scottish regiments in the British armies

  2. 2 :  a garment that resembles a Scottish kilt

Circa 1730

First Known Use of kilt

circa 1730


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kilt

noun

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

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noun \ˈkilt\

Definition of kilt for Students

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


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