A Scotsman wearing a traditional kilt.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- Scot. to tuck up (a skirt, etc.)
- to pleat
- to provide a kilt for
Origin: Middle English (northern) kilten, probably from Scand, as inch(es) Old Norse kilting, a skirt, kjalta, lap
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- A knee-length skirt with deep pleats, usually of a tartan wool, worn as part of the dress for men in the Scottish Highlands.
- A similar skirt worn by women, girls, and boys.
Origin: From kilt, to tuck up, from Middle English kilten, of Scandinavian origin.