Definitions for SKIRTskɜrt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skirt(noun)

    cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist

  2. skirt(noun)

    a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

  3. annulus, skirt(noun)

    (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar

  4. dame, doll, wench, skirt, chick, bird(verb)

    informal terms for a (young) woman

  5. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep(verb)

    avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

    "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"

  6. skirt(verb)

    pass around or about; move along the border

    "The boat skirted the coast"

  7. skirt(verb)

    form the edge of

  8. surround, environ, ring, skirt, border(verb)

    extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

    "The forest surrounds my property"


  1. skirt(Noun)

    The part of a dress or robe that hangs below the waist.

  2. skirt(Noun)

    A woman.

  3. skirt(Noun)

    A part that serves as a border or edging.

  4. skirt(Verb)

    To be on or form the border of.

  5. skirt(Verb)

    To move around or along the border of; to avoid the center of.

  6. Origin: From skyrta, from skurtijōn. Compare .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skirt(noun)

    the lower and loose part of a coat, dress, or other like garment; the part below the waist; as, the skirt of a coat, a dress, or a mantle

  2. Skirt(noun)

    a loose edging to any part of a dress

  3. Skirt(noun)

    border; edge; margin; extreme part of anything

  4. Skirt(noun)

    a petticoat

  5. Skirt(noun)

    the diaphragm, or midriff, in animals

  6. Skirt(verb)

    to cover with a skirt; to surround

  7. Skirt(verb)

    to border; to form the border or edge of; to run along the edge of; as, the plain was skirted by rows of trees

  8. Skirt(verb)

    to be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity

  9. Origin: [OE. skyrt, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skyrta a shirt, Sw. skrt a skirt, skjorta a shirt. See Shirt.]


  1. Skirt

    A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist and covers all or part of the legs. In the western world, skirts are usually considered women's clothing. However, there are exceptions. The kilt is a traditional men's garment in Scotland and Ireland, and some fashion designers, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, have shown men's skirts. At its simplest, a skirt can be a draped garment made out of a single piece of material, but most skirts are fitted to the body at the waist and fuller below, with the fullness introduced by means of dart, gores, pleats, or panels. Modern skirts are usually made of light to mid-weight fabrics, such as denim, jersey, worsted, or poplin. Skirts of thin or clingy fabrics are often worn with slips to make the material of the skirt drape better and for modesty. The hemline of skirts varies according to the personal taste of the wearer which can be influenced by such factors as social context, fashion, and cultural conceptions of modesty. Some medieval upper-class women wore skirts over three metres in diameter at the bottom. At the other extreme, the miniskirts of the 1960s were minimal garments that may have barely covered the underwear when seated.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SKIRT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3884

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SKIRT' in Nouns Frequency: #1815

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Good advice is like a mini-skirt. It is short but covers the most important part.

  2. Yank Barry:

    Yvette, remember, whatever the fuck happens wear a short skirt and wink at the judge!

  3. John Aristizabal:

    People laugh and ask why I'm wearing a skirt, it's all for the kids, to catch a smile.

  4. Echo Delta:

    Stationary guards are easier to skirt, as for patrolling guards, we need to play hide-and-seek.

  5. Actress Kate Winslet:

    I can’t jump on trampolines anymore, I wet myself, it’s bloody awful, especially if you’re wearing a skirt.

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