I. verb Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kjalta lap, fold of a gathered skirt Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. chiefly dialect to tuck up (as a skirt) 2. to equip with a kilt intransitive verb to move nimbly II. noun Date: circa 1730 1. a knee-length pleated skirt usually of tartan worn by men in Scotland and by Scottish regiments in the British armies 2. a garment that resembles a Scottish kilt

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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