[ fil-uh-beg ]
/ ˈfɪl əˌbɛg /
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the kilt or pleated skirt worn by Scottish Highlanders.
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Origin of filibeg
1740–50; <Scots Gaelic, equivalent to feile kilt + beag little
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British Dictionary definitions for filibeg
fillibeg or philibeg
/ (ˈfɪlɪˌbɛɡ) /
the kilt worn by Scottish Highlanders
Word Origin for filibeg
C18: from Scottish Gaelic fēileadhbeag, from fēileadh kilt + beag small
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