philibeg

[fil-uh-beg]
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noun


filibeg

or phil·i·beg

[fil-uh-beg]

noun

the kilt or pleated skirt worn by Scottish Highlanders.

Origin of filibeg

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

noun

a variant spelling of 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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