Kilt



[kilt] /kɪlt/

noun
1.
any short, pleated skirt, especially a tartan wraparound, as that worn by men in the Scottish Highlands.
verb (used with object)
2.
to draw or tuck up, as the skirt, about oneself.
3.
to provide (a skirt) with kilt pleats.
/kɪlt/
noun
1.
a knee-length pleated skirt-like garment, esp one in tartan, as worn by men in Highland dress
verb (transitive)
2.
to tuck (a skirt) up around one’s body
3.
to put pleats in (cloth, a skirt, etc)
n.

“plaited tartan skirt,” c.1730, from Middle English verb kilten “to tuck up” (mid-14c.), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish kilte op “to tuck up;” Old Norse kilting “shirt,” kjalta “fold made by gathering up to the knees”).
v.

“to tuck up,” mid-14c., of Scandinavian origin; cf. Danish kilte, Swedish kilta “to tuck up;” see kilt (n.). Related: Kilted; kilting.

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