philibeg

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Etymology[edit]

From Scottish Gaelic fèileadh beag, from fèileadh (wrap, fold) + beag (little).

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Noun[edit]

philibeg (plural philibegs)

  1. A little kilt.
    • 1846, John Campbell, The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England:
      Instead of plaids and philibegs, and trews, they were, henceforth, to be clothed in coats and in waistcoats, and (worst of all) in BREECHES!!!