noun kir·tle \ˈkər-təl\

Definition of kirtle

  1. 1 :  a tunic or coat worn by men especially in the Middle Ages

  2. 2 :  a long gown or dress worn by women

Origin and Etymology of kirtle

Middle English kirtel, from Old English cyrtel, from Old English *curt short, from Latin curtus mutilated, curtailed — more at shear

First Known Use: before 12th century

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