Definition of kilt in English:
A garment resembling a knee-length skirt of pleated tartan cloth, traditionally worn by men as part of Scottish Highland dress and now also worn by women and girls.
- The abstract elements of beadwork patterns play a key role in flagging difference - like the tartan kilts of Scottish clans.
- The venerable Leith-based firm, best known for its Highland dress, kilts and tartans, boosted sales by around £4m from its pool of more than 80 menswear outlets in Japanese department stores last year.
- In this way, the entire Scottish nation adopted the bogus Highland symbols of kilt and tartan.
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1Gather (a garment or material) in vertical pleats: (as adjective kilted) kilted skirts
More example sentences
- I looked longingly at my breeches, but picked up the next best thing, one of the long kilted skirts I used for riding.
- If the Scottish Tourist Board - or whatever daft name they now go under - were to design a mock Highland town full of tartan tat and kilted kitsch for the benefit of tourists, they might very well come up with Inveraray.
- Over 40' and up to 44' use four yards in a kilted skirt and five yards in a proper.
- Example sentences
- Tourists are piped on to the train by a young kilted boy on the platform as steam gathers into clouds which float gently overhead.
- I think Papa's tale involved a fight; perhaps that's where he and his buddies teased some kilted Scotsmen and found out why they were called the ladies from hell.
- By the time you read this, I will have Stripped the Willow and done the best approximation I can to the Dashing White Sergeant, as I ring out the old century with fellow kilted revellers in St Andrews.
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