Skirt Definition

skûrt
skirted, skirting, skirts
noun
skirts
That part of a dress, coat, robe, etc. that hangs below the waist.
Webster's New World
A woman's or girl's garment of varying length that hangs down from the waist.
Webster's New World
A part or attachment resembling the skirt of a garment, especially:
American Heritage
Something like a skirt, as a flap hanging from the side of a saddle or one covering the legs of a sofa, chair, etc.
Webster's New World
The outer or bordering parts; outskirts, as of a city.
Webster's New World
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verb
skirted, skirting, skirts
To lie along or form the border or edge of.
Webster's New World
To move along the edge of or pass around rather than through.
Webster's New World
To miss narrowly.
Webster's New World
To be on, or move along, the edge or border.
A path skirting along the pond.
Webster's New World
To avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Skirt

Noun

Singular:
skirt
Plural:
skirts

Origin of Skirt

  • Middle English from Old Norse skyrta shirt sker-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old Norse skyrta, from Proto-Germanic *skurtijÇ­. Compare shirt.

    From Wiktionary

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