kilt

[kilt]
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.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English kylte, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Danish kilte to tuck up

kiltlike, adjective
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kilt (kɪlt)
 
n
1.  a knee-length pleated skirt-like garment, esp one in tartan, as worn by men in Highland dress
 
vb
2.  to tuck (a skirt) up around one's body
3.  to put pleats in (cloth, a skirt, etc)
 
[C18: of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish kilte to tuck up, Old Swedish kilta lap]
 
'kilted
 
adj
 
'kiltlike
 
adj

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kilt
"plaited tartan skirt," c.1730, from M.E. verb kilten "to tuck up" (mid-14c.), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Dan. kilte op "to tuck up;" O.N. kilting "shirt," kjalta "fold made by gathering up to the knees").
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