- 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 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.
- the outer or bordering parts; outskirts, as of a city
- Slang a girl or woman: sometimes 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 â€œskirtsâ€ (plural) rather than â€œa skirtâ€. 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.