[ kil-tee ]
/ ˈkɪl ti /


a person who wears a kilt, especially a member of a regiment in which the kilt is worn as part of the dress uniform.
a sports shoe with a fringed tongue that flaps over the vamp and conceals all or part of the lacing.
Also called kiltie tongue, shawl tongue. the fringed tongue of such a shoe.

Nearby words

  1. kilroy,
  2. kilt,
  3. kilt pleat,
  4. kilted,
  5. kilter,
  6. kilting,
  7. kilung,
  8. kilvert,
  9. kim,
  10. kim dae jung

Origin of kiltie

First recorded in 1835–45; kilt + -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kiltie

  • They all strained their eyes for a glimpse of the great "kiltie band," which was to march down the street.

    The Wee Scotch Piper|Madeline Brandeis
  • Wherever the sweep of the kiltie went, there was going to be something doing.

    S.O.S. Stand to!|Reginald Grant
  • Uncle Clem was made of worsted and the moths had eaten his knees and part of his kiltie.

    Raggedy Ann Stories|Johnny Gruelle