skirt

[ skurt ]
/ skɜrt /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to be or lie on or along the edge of something.
to move along or around the border of something.

Nearby words

  1. skirling,
  2. skirmish,
  3. skirnir,
  4. skirr,
  5. skirret,
  6. skirt chaser,
  7. skirt steak,
  8. skirter,
  9. skirting,
  10. skirting board

Origin of skirt

1250–1300; Middle English skirte < Old Norse skyrta shirt

Related formsskirt·less, adjectiveskirt·like, adjectiveun·skirt·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for skirt

skirt

/ (skɜːt) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsskirted, adjective

Word Origin for skirt

C13: from Old Norse skyrta shirt

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Word Origin and History for skirt
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