filibeg

filibeg

[fil-uh-beg]
noun
the kilt or pleated skirt worn by Scottish Highlanders.
Also, philibeg.


Origin:
1740–50; < Scots Gaelic, equivalent to feile kilt + beag little

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filibeg, fillibeg or philibeg (ˈfɪlɪˌbɛɡ)
 
n
the kilt worn by Scottish Highlanders
 
[C18: from Scottish Gaelic fēileadhbeag, from fēileadh kilt + beag small]
 
fillibeg, fillibeg or philibeg
 
n
 
[C18: from Scottish Gaelic fēileadhbeag, from fēileadh kilt + beag small]
 
philibeg, fillibeg or philibeg
 
n
 
[C18: from Scottish Gaelic fēileadhbeag, from fēileadh kilt + beag small]

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