Kirtle definition

kûrtl
A woman's dress or skirt.
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A knee-length tunic.
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A man's knee-length tunic or coat.
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A woman's dress or skirt.
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A man's tunic or coat.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kirtle
Plural:
kirtles

Origin of kirtle

  • Middle English kirtel from Old English cyrtel probably ultimately from Latin curtus short sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Cognate with Old Norse kyrtill (whence Danish kjortel and Icelandic kyrtill). Compare German Kittel.

    From Wiktionary