- the kilt or pleated skirt worn by Scottish Highlanders.
Origin of filibeg
1740–50; < Scots Gaelic, equivalent to feile kilt + beag little
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Examples from the Web for philibeg
But it was not only as a convenient and durable mode of apparel that the kilt and philibeg were advantageous.
Nor was the philibeg assumed merely for the convenience of the passage over the Esk.
I have had this philibeg on now for some days, and I find I do as well with it as any the best breeches I ever put on.The Lyon in Mourning, Vol. 1
Until quite recently it was believed that the plaid, philibeg and bonnet formed the ancient garb.
The philibeg or kilt, as distinct from the plaid, in all probability, is comparatively modern.
- a variant spelling of filibeg
fillibeg or philibeg
- the kilt worn by Scottish Highlanders
C18: from Scottish Gaelic fēileadhbeag, from fēileadh kilt + beag small
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