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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old Norse
Origin: skyrta 'shirt'

skirt

1 noun
     
Related topics: Clothes
skirt1 [countable]
1DCC a piece of outer clothing worn by women and girls, which hangs down from the waist like the bottom part of a dress:
She wore a white blouse and a plain black skirt.
leather/pleated/cotton etc skirt
a green velvet skirt
short/long skirt
a short skirt and high heels
2 also skirts [plural] old-fashionedDCC the part of a dress or coat that hangs down from the waist
3

the skirts of a forest/hill/village etc

British English the outside edge of a forest etc [= outskirts]
4

a bit of skirt

British English informal not polite an offensive expression meaning an attractive woman

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