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.

Origin of skirt

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

Related forms

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

skirt

/ (skɜːt) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

skirted, adjective

Word Origin for skirt

C13: from Old Norse skyrta shirt
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