an inverted pleat extending upward 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) from the hemline at the back of a narrow skirt, to allow freedom in walking.
a back pleat at the hem of a straight skirt to allow the wearer greater ease in walking
[kik] /kɪk/ verb (used with object) 1. to strike with the foot or feet: to kick the ball; to kick someone in the shins. 2. to drive, force, make, etc., by or as if by kicks. 3. Football. to score (a field goal or a conversion) by place-kicking or drop-kicking the ball. 4. Informal. to […]
noun, Tennis. 1. . noun, Tennis. 1. a service in which the ball is spun so as to bounce high and to the left of the receiver.
[kik-shaw] /ˈkɪkˌʃɔ/ noun 1. a tidbit or delicacy, especially one served as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre. 2. something showy but without value; trinket; trifle. /ˈkɪkˌʃɔː/ noun 1. a valueless trinket 2. (archaic) a small elaborate or exotic delicacy n. late 16c., “a fancy dish in cookery” (especially a non-native one), from English pronunciation of […]
n. a fanciful word for “wife” in Shakespeare (“All’s Well,” II iii.297), 1601, apparently a perversion of kickshaw “a fancy dish in cookery.”