kilt·​ie ˈkil-tē How to pronounce kiltie (audio)
or kilty : one who wears a kilt
: a shoe with a long slashed tongue that folds over the instep
also : such a tongue

Examples of kiltie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For now, that’s manifested as a Blackstock & Weber kiltie loafer designed for Academy. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 5 Dec. 2023 These slip-ons feature a ton of unexpected details like the woven leather construction at the toe box, the side stitching that runs along the length of the shoe, and, of course, the fun kiltie on top. Chadner Navarro, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Nov. 2023 The kiltie on a logger boot looks like a decorative fringe but is actually a replaceable strip that extends from the top of the boot, up into the tongue. Bob Beacham, Field & Stream, 25 Oct. 2023 The shoe of choice for those new wave bohemians was a kiltie loafer in brown or beige. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 5 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of kiltie was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Kiltie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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