kilt NOUN a knee-length skirt of pleated tartan cloth, traditionally worn by men as part of Scottish Highland dress.
VERB 1) arrange (a garment or material) in vertical pleats. 2) (kilt up) hoist or tuck up (one's skirt or coat).
DERIVATIVES kilted adjective.
ORIGIN Scandinavian, originally in the sense «tuck up around the body».

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  • Kilted — Kilt ed, a. 1. Having on a kilt. [1913 Webster] 2. Plaited after the manner of kilting. [1913 Webster] 3. Tucked or fastened up; said of petticoats, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kilted — I. ˈkiltə̇d adjective Etymology: from past participle of kilt (I) 1. : gathered in or tucked up clam diggers with kilted skirts 2. : gathered in vertical pleats : knife pleated …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kilted — Kilt Kilt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kilted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kilting}.] To tuck up; to truss up, as the clothes. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kilted — /kil tid/, adj. 1. wearing a kilt. 2. gathered in pleats; pleated. [1800 10; KILT + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • kilted — adjective a) Having on a kilt. b) Plaited after the manner of kilting …   Wiktionary

  • kilted — kilt·ed …   English syllables

  • kilted — /ˈkɪltəd/ (say kiltuhd) adjective 1. wearing a kilt. 2. pleated …   Australian-English dictionary

  • kilted sausage — noun A sausage wrapped in bacon, traditionally served for Christmas dinner in Scotland and parts of England …   Wiktionary

  • high-kilted — highˈ kiltˈed adjective 1. Having the skirt tucked up high 2. Indecorous • • • Main Entry: ↑high …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trews — (Gaelic Truis or older Truibhs) are men s clothing for the legs and lower abdomen, a traditional form of Scottish apparel. Trews could be trimmed with leather, probably buckskin, especially on the inner leg to prevent wear from riding on… …   Wikipedia

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