kilt

noun
\ ˈkilt \

Definition of kilt 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

kilt

verb
kilted; kilting; kilts

Definition of kilt (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 chiefly dialectal : to tuck up (something, such as a skirt)

2 : to equip with a kilt

intransitive verb

: to move nimbly

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As a nod to Thompson’s Scottish heritage, his mother made hats for all four of Brown’s mothers, while the groom and Brown’s father Kody both father wore kilts. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "Sister Wives' Aspyn Brown and Mitch Thompson Honeymoon in Europe — See the Newlyweds' Photos!," 6 July 2018 At the Scottish Festival & Highland Games in suburban Itasca this weekend, there’s whiskey-tasting, haggis-hurling and men in kilts aplenty. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, "Want to be a Scottish lord or lady? Opportunity beckons at suburban festival, where 'titles' will be sold," 16 June 2018 At the parade, Ovechkin hoisted the Cup to display to the delirious from the top of an open-topped double-decker bus, two of which carried the team down the route with an escort of motorcycle police and kilt-wearing bagpipers. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "Washington celebrates the Capitals first Stanley Cup with a victory parade and rally," 12 June 2018 Two originals – Patrick Simmons and singer/songwriter Tom Johnston – plus longtimer John McFee (wearing his signature kilt), are the guitar trio in the center. John Timpane, Philly.com, "Steely Dan play their first Philly-area show without late member Walter Becker at the BB&T Pavilion," 12 July 2018 Get your kilt and tartans ready for the 37th annual Scottish Highland Games, presented by the Alaska Scottish Club. Yoshina Okamoto, Anchorage Daily News, "Coming up: Arctic Thunder, Scottish Highland Games and the return of Arlo Guthrie," 28 June 2018 Although the newlyweds had already shared a few sneak peeks on social media, these new pictures give us a closer look at Linda's gorgeous dress—not to mention Drew's kilt (a nod to his Scottish heritage). Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Property Brother Drew Scott and Linda Phan's Wedding Photos are Finally Here," 31 May 2018 Current members specialize in postcards of Eskimos; Broadway theaters; kilts; old Baku, Azerbaijan. Written By Annie Correal; Photographs By Vincent Tullo, New York Times, "Postcard People," 28 Jan. 2018 Even Richard Madden put in an appearance at the nuptials, wearing a kilt. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Some of Kit Harington and Rose Leslie's Game of Thrones Co-Stars Didn't Make It to the Wedding," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of kilt

Noun

circa 1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for kilt

Verb

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

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The first known use of kilt was in the 14th century

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kilt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of kilt

: a type of skirt traditionally worn by men in Scotland

: a woman's skirt that resembles a Scottish kilt

kilt

noun
\ ˈkilt \

Kids Definition of kilt

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

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