- The definition of a skirt is a garment that hangs below the waist, or something like a skirt that hangs down.
- An example of a skirt is the piece of clothing that young women wore in the 50's with a poodle on it; a poodle skirt.
- An example of a skirt is a flap hanging from a bed; a bed skirt.
- Skirt is defined as to avoid, or be on the edge of.
- An example of skirt is changing a topic of conversation in order to not answer a question.
- An example of skirt is walking along the shore of a lake.
- that part of a dress, coat, robe, etc. that hangs below the waist
- a woman's or girl's garment of varying length that hangs down from the waist
- something like a skirt, as a flap hanging from the side of a saddle or one covering the legs of a sofa, chair, etc.
- [pl.] the outer or bordering parts; outskirts, as of a city
- Slang a girl or woman: often considered mildly offensive
Origin of skirtMiddle English from Old Norse skyrt, shirt, kirtle, akin to Old English scyrte, shirt
- to lie along or form the border or edge of
- to move along the edge of or pass around rather than through
- to miss narrowly
- to avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
- to border or edge with something
to be on, or move along, the edge or border: a path skirting along the pond
- The part of a garment, such as a dress or coat, that hangs freely from the waist down.
- A garment hanging from the waist and worn especially by women and girls.
- A part or attachment resembling the skirt of a garment, especially:a. One of the leather flaps hanging from the side of a saddle.b. The lower outer section of a rocket vehicle.c. A flexible strip hanging from the base of an air-cushion vehicle.d. A piece of fabric that extends over or beyond something to afford protection.e. A spray skirt.
- An outer edge; a border or margin: a base camp on the skirt of the mountain.
- Offensive Slang A woman.
verbskirt·ed, skirt·ing, skirts
- To lie along or form the edge of; border: the creek that skirts our property.
- To pass around rather than across or through: changed their course to skirt the storm.
- To pass close to; miss narrowly: The bullet skirted an artery.
- To evade, as by circumlocution: skirted the controversial issue.
To lie along, move along, or be an edge or a border.
Origin of skirtMiddle English from Old Norse skyrta shirt ; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
- An article of clothing, usually worn by women and girls, that hangs from the waist and covers the lower part of the body.
- The part of a dress or robe that hangs below the waist.
- A loose edging to any part of a dress.
- A petticoat.
- (pejorative, slang) A woman.
- (UK, colloquial) Women collectively, in a sexual context.
- (UK, colloquial) Sexual intercourse with a woman.
- Border; edge; margin; extreme part of anything.
- The diaphragm, or midriff, in animals.
- (article of clothing): It was formerly common to speak of “skirts" (plural) rather than “a skirt". In some cases this served to emphasize an array of skirts of underskirts, or of pleats and folds in a single skirt; in other cases it made little or no difference in meaning.
(third-person singular simple present skirts, present participle skirting, simple past and past participle skirted)
- To be on or form the border of.
- The plain was skirted by rows of trees.
- To move around or along the border of; to avoid the center of.
- To cover with a skirt; to surround.