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skirt

[ skurt ]
/ skɜrt /
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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 skyrtashirt
skirtless, adjectiveskirtlike, adjectiveun·skirt·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for skirt

skirt
/ (skɜːt) /

noun

verb

skirted, adjective
C13: from Old Norse skyrta shirt
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