kirtle

noun kir·tle \ ˈkər-tᵊl \

Definition of kirtle

1 : a long gown or dress worn by women
2 : a tunic or coat worn by men especially in the Middle Ages

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


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