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.

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Origin of skirt

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

OTHER WORDS FROM skirt

skirt·less, adjectiveskirt·like, adjectiveun·skirt·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for skirt

skirt
/ (skɜːt) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of skirt

skirted, adjective

Word Origin for skirt

C13: from Old Norse skyrta shirt
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