/kɪlt / (say kilt)

1. any short, pleated skirt, especially one worn by men in the Scottish Highlands.
verb (t)
2. to draw or tuck up (the skirt, etc.) about one.
3. to pleat (cloth, a skirt, etc.) in deep vertical folds.
{Middle English kylte, probably from Scandinavian; compare Danish kilte tuck up}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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  • kilt — [ kilt ] n. m. • 1792; mot angl., de to kilt « retrousser » ♦ Jupe courte et plissée, attachée sur le côté avec une épingle, pièce du costume national des Écossais. « Les hommes [en Albanie] portaient une courte jupe, presque semblable au kilt »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • kilt — s.m. Fustă scurtă şi plisată din stofă cadrilată, care face parte din costumul naţional al scoţienilor. – Din engl., fr. kilt. Trimis de catalin caba, 26.02.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  kilt s. m. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar… …   Dicționar Român

  • KILT — may refer to:* KILT FM, a radio station (100.3 FM) licensed to Houston, Texas, United States * KILT (AM), a radio station (610 AM) licensed to Houston, Texas, United States * kilt, a traditional Scottish garment …   Wikipedia

  • kilt — /kilt, ingl. kɪlt/ [vc. scozzese, da to kilt «alzare la sottana»] s. m. inv. gonnellino scozzese …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • kilt — [kılt] n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: kilt to fold up (14 19 centuries), from a Scandinavian language] a type of thick skirt made of ↑tartan (=material with a pattern of lines and squares) that is traditionally worn by Scottish men >kilted adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Kilt — der; [e]s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. kilt zu to kilt »aufschürzen«, dies aus gleichbed. dän. kilte, schwed. kilta>: a) bunt karierter schottischer Faltenrock für Männer; b) karierter Faltenrock für Damen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • kilt — kilt·ie; kilt; kilt·ed; …   English syllables

  • kilt — [kilt] vt. [ME (northern) kilten, prob. < Scand, as in ON kilting, a skirt, kjalta, lap] 1. Scot. to tuck up (a skirt, etc.) 2. to pleat 3. to provide a kilt for n. a pleated skirt reaching to the knees; esp., the tartan skirt worn sometimes… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • Kilt — Kilt, p. p. from {Kill}. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kilt — Kilt, n. [OGael. cealt clothes, or rather perh. fr. Dan. kilte op to truss, tie up, tuck up.] A kind of short petticoat, reaching from the waist to the knees, worn in the Highlands of Scotland by men, and in the Lowlands by young boys; a filibeg …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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