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Blend of skirt +‎ shorts


  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)t
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skort (plural skorts)

  1. A pair of shorts designed to look like a skirt via the addition of a panel of fabric.
    Always feminine, Faith preferred to wear a skirt when possible, but for reasons of modesty she compromised by wearing a skort to amusement parks where boys might see her from below if she rode the Ferris wheel.
    Synonyms: scooter, scooter skirt
    • 2008 August, Sarah Bowen Shea, Speedy, Sexy, Cool: What to look for if you're putting shorts behind, Runner's World, page 74,
      All the major athletic apparel companies now offer skirts, or skorts. (What's the difference between a skort and a running skirt? Nothing, really, but I like the latter term better.)
    • 2010, Jen Hatmaker, Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load, page 91,
      Trina: I'm holding a pair of skorts.
      Jen: (gasp) Trina, listen very carefully to me. Put the skorts down and back away slowly. BACK AWAY! Look for the nearest exit!
    • 2011, Anna Lefler, The Chicktionary: From A-line to Z-snap, the words every woman should know, page 179,
      Often erroneously confused with culottes (see also: culottes), the skort appears to be a skirt in the front (due to a clever little fabric flap) but reveals its essential shorts-ness from behind. The skort is typically short (often very short) and is designed for sporty activities such as tennis and hiking.

Usage notes[edit]

An individual garment may be referred to in the singular (following the usage of skirt) or plural (following the usage of shorts).


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  1. indefinite accusative singular of skortur

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]


From Old Norse skortr m, skort n, both derived from the Proto-Germanic adjective *skurtaz (short, deficient).


skort m (definite singular skorten, indefinite plural skortar, definite plural skortane)

  1. a lack, shortage