Word of the Day: Kilt
kilt / kĭlt
1. a knee length pleated skirt, often made of tartan wool, worn by men in traditional Scottish Highland dress attire
On came the gallant Scotch Brigade,
Their kilts in the wind were blowing
None of them knew where the wind came from,
But they all knew where it was going!
From “Napoleon” a monologue by Billy Bennett, 1887 – 1942
2. a skirt worn by women, girls and boys, similar to the skirts worn by men in traditional Scottish Highland dress
And that was he also in kilts, at the age of five, wearing long curls and holding a whip in his hand.
From “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin, 1851 – 1904
1. to tuck up around one’s body
I can go,” said Henrietta unenthusiastically, moving to kilt up her skirts.
From “The Temptation of the Night Jasmine” by Lauren Willig, 1977 –