filibeg

or phil·i·beg

[fil-uh-beg]

noun

the kilt or pleated skirt worn by Scottish Highlanders.

Nearby words

  1. filial generation,
  2. filial piety,
  3. filially,
  4. filiate,
  5. filiation,
  6. filibuster,
  7. filicide,
  8. filiform,
  9. filiform bougie,
  10. filiform papilla

Origin of filibeg

1740–50; < Scots Gaelic, equivalent to feile kilt + beag little

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British Dictionary definitions for filibeg

filibeg

fillibeg or philibeg

noun

the kilt worn by Scottish Highlanders

Word Origin for filibeg

C18: from Scottish Gaelic fēileadhbeag, from fēileadh kilt + beag small

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