Skirt meaning

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The part of a garment, such as a dress or coat, that hangs freely from the waist down.
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An outer edge; a border or margin.

A base camp on the skirt of the mountain.

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To lie along or form the edge of; border.

The creek that skirts our property.

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To pass around rather than across or through.

Changed their course to skirt the storm.

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(offensive slang) A woman.
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To pass close to; miss narrowly.

The bullet skirted an artery.

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To evade, as by circumlocution.

Skirted the controversial issue.

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To lie along, move along, or be an edge or a border.
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That part of a dress, coat, robe, etc. that hangs below the waist.
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A woman's or girl's garment of varying length that hangs down from the waist.
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Something like a skirt, as a flap hanging from the side of a saddle or one covering the legs of a sofa, chair, etc.
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The outer or bordering parts; outskirts, as of a city.
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(slang) A girl or woman.
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To lie along or form the border or edge of.
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To avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
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To border or edge with something.
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To be on, or move along, the edge or border.

A path skirting along the pond.

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An article of clothing, usually worn by women and girls, that hangs from the waist and covers the lower part of the body.
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The part of a dress or robe that hangs below the waist.
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A loose edging to any part of a dress.
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(pejorative, slang) A woman.
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(UK, colloquial) Women collectively, in a sexual context.
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(UK, colloquial) Sexual intercourse with a woman.
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Border; edge; margin; extreme part of anything.
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The diaphragm, or midriff, in animals.

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To be on or form the border of.

The plain was skirted by rows of trees.

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To move around or along the border of; to avoid the center of.
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To cover with a skirt; to surround.
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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.

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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.

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A garment hanging from the waist and worn especially by women and girls.
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A part or attachment resembling the skirt of a garment, especially:
  • One of the leather flaps hanging from the side of a saddle.
  • The lower outer section of a rocket vehicle.
  • A flexible strip hanging from the base of an air-cushion vehicle.
  • A piece of fabric that extends over or beyond something to afford protection.
  • A spray skirt.
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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