kilt

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɪlt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪlt

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English kilten (to tuck up, gird), apparently from North Germanic, ultimately from Old Norse kelta, kjalta (skirt; lap). Perhaps from Proto-Germanic *kelt-, *kelþǭ, *kilþį̄ (womb), from Proto-Indo-European *gelt- (round body; child). [1] Cognate with Danish kilte (to tuck), Swedish kilta (to swathe). Related to English child.

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Verb[edit]

kilt (third-person singular simple present kilts, present participle kilting, simple past and past participle kilted)

  1. To gather up (skirts) around the body. [from 14th c.]
    • 1933, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Cloud Howe (A Scots Quair), Polygon, published 2006, page 385:
      Else at her new place worked outdoor and indoor, she'd to kilt her skirts (if they needed kilting – and that was damned little with those short-like frocks) and go out and help at the spreading of dung […].

Noun[edit]

A kilt

kilt (plural kilts)

  1. A traditional Scottish garment, usually worn by men, having roughly the same morphology as a wrap-around skirt, with overlapping front aprons and pleated around the sides and back, and usually made of twill-woven worsted wool with a tartan pattern. [from 18th c.]
  2. (historical) Any Scottish garment from which the above lies in a direct line of descent, such as the philibeg, or the great kilt or belted plaid
  3. A plaid, pleated school uniform skirt sometimes structured as a wraparound, sometimes pleated throughout the entire circumference; also worn by boys in the 19th-century United States.
  4. A variety of non-bifurcated garments made for men and loosely resembling a Scottish kilt, but most often made from different fabrics and not always with tartan plaid designs.
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Etymology 2[edit]

kill +‎ -t

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kilt

  1. (obsolete or colloquial, especially Ireland or African-American Vernacular) Nonstandard form of killed: simple past and past participle of kill.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, “Book I, Canto X”, in The Faerie Queene. [], London: [] [John Wolfe] for William Ponsonbie, →OCLC:
      that unspotted Lamb,
      That for the Sins of all the World was kilt
    • 1970 (reprinted 1999) Norman R. Yetman (ed.), Voices from Slavery: 100 Authentic Slave Narratives, Courier Corporation, →ISBN, p. 160:
      But tweren’t so awful long before Marse Hampton got kilt in de big battle, and Marse Thad, too. Dey was both kilt in de charge, right dere on de breastworks, with de guns in dey hands, dem two young masters of mine, right dere in dat Gettysburg battle [] And I was eighteen in dat October after dat big fight what Marse Thad and Marse Hampton got kilt in.
    • 2014, Howard Frank Mosher, North Country: A Personal Journey Through the Borderland:
      She could fight, too, when I got snuffy. [] Once I come home from elk camp so drunk I couldn't hardly sit my horse, and Sylvie near to kilt me, she fought me so hard.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English kilt.

Noun[edit]

kilt

  1. a kilt

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kilt m (plural kilts)

  1. kilt

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

kilt

  1. past participle of kile

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English kilt, from Middle English kilten, from North Germanic, from Old Norse kelta, kjalta.

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kilt m inan

  1. kilt (traditional Scottish garment, usually worn by men)

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Further reading[edit]

  • kilt in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • kilt in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English kilt.

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Noun[edit]

kilt m (plural kilts)

  1. kilt (traditional Scottish man’s skirt)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English kilt.

Noun[edit]

kilt m (plural kilturi)

  1. kilt

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