verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- skirt chaser,
- skirt steak,
- skirting board
Origin of skirt
Examples from the Web for skirt
On stage, Amber spoofed Sarah Palin in a topknot and librarian glasses, yanking a toy gun and stuffed moose from her skirt.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending|Anne Berry|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would be impossible to do press for the film and skirt questions about the Jolie-Pitt nuptials.Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Got Married and We’re Worried About Jennifer Aniston|Kevin Fallon, Tim Teeman|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Forced C-section debates often skirt or even devolve into a proxy pro-choice/pro-life debate, explains Diaz-Tello.
In November last year her Orla Kiely skirt blew up in the wind when she visited a charity function in London.Kate Middleton's History of Flesh-Flashing Wardrobe Malfunctions|Tom Sykes|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The game consists of flooding the bathroom with water, hiking up your skirt, and then gliding over the stream.‘Nymphomaniac,’ Lars von Trier’s Icy Orgy of Sex and Self-Loathing, Bows At Sundance|Marlow Stern|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her skirt was without a braid and frayed, and two buttons were gone from the front of her waist.Selina|George Madden Martin
These patterns state length of skirt, waist and hip measure and quantity of material required in all widths.Textiles and Clothing|Kate Heintz Watson
She had a moment of despair, then saw the skirt of Kit in the distance.The Lion's Mouse|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Sew the skirt to a band, and round the neck and sleeves with a vandyke edging as 2nd receipt.Knitting, Crochet, and Netting, with Twelve Illustrations|lonore Riego de la Branchardire
Candidly, love, do you like a skirt without any drapery at all?
Word Origin for skirt
early 14c., "lower part of a woman's dress," from Old Norse skyrta "shirt, a kind of kirtle;" see shirt. Sense development from "shirt" to "skirt" is possibly related to the long shirts of peasant garb (cf. Low German cognate Schört, in some dialects "woman's gown"). Sense of "border, edge" (in outskirts, etc.) first recorded late 15c. Metonymic use for "women collectively" is from 1550s; slang sense of "young woman" is from 1906; skirt-chaser first attested 1942.
c.1600, "to border, form the edge of," from skirt (n.). Meaning "to pass along the edge" is from 1620s. Related: Skirted; skirting.