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skirt noun 1 a garment that hangs from the waist, worn chiefly by women and girls. 2 the part of a woman's dress, coat, gown, etc from the waist down. 3 any part or attachment resembling a skirt. 4 the flap around the base of a hovercraft containing the air-cushion. Also called apron. 5 a saddle-flap. 6 a cut of beef from the rear part of the belly; the midriff. 7 a slang a woman or women collectively; b (also a bit of skirt) slang a woman regarded as an object of sexual desire. verb (skirted, skirting) 1 to border something. 2 to pass along or around the edge of something. 3 to avoid confronting (eg a problem) He's just skirting the issue. 4 intrans (usually skirt along, around, etc something) to be on or pass along the border of something. skirted adj.
ETYMOLOGY: 13c: from Norse skyrta shirt.
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