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kiltie

[ kil-tee ]

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kiltie1

First recorded in 1835–45; kilt + -ie

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Example Sentences

Uncle Clem was made of worsted and the moths had eaten his knees and part of his kiltie.

Wherever the sweep of the kiltie went, there was going to be something doing.

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

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