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kilted

[kil-tid] /ˈkɪl tɪd/
adjective
1.
wearing a kilt.
2.
gathered in pleats; pleated.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; kilt + -ed3

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.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English kylte, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Danish kilte to tuck up
Related forms
kiltlike, adjective
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Examples for kilted
  • The unit has upheld this tradition by having kilted members who play the bagpipes and drums at events.
  • Skirts for winter are lending toward plain though a few models are kilted or pressed in knife pleats after they are made.
  • Her slate-blue skirts were kilted boldly about her waist and dovetailed behind her.
British Dictionary definitions for kilted

kilt

/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)
Derived Forms
kilted, adjective
kiltlike, adjective
Word Origin
C18: of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish kilte to tuck up, Old Swedish kilta lap
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Word Origin and History for kilted
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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