- an inverted pleat extending upward 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) from the hemline at the back of a narrow skirt, to allow freedom in walking.
Origin of kick pleat
First recorded in 1930–35
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- a back pleat at the hem of a straight skirt to allow the wearer greater ease in walking