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Definition of Skirt


  1. The lower and loose part of a coat, dress, or other like garment; the part below the waist; as, the skirt of a coat, a dress, or a mantle.
  2. A loose edging to any part of a dress.
  3. Border; edge; margin; extreme part of anything
  4. A petticoat.
  5. The diaphragm, or midriff, in animals.
  6. To cover with a skirt; to surround.
  7. To border; to form the border or edge of; to run along the edge of; as, the plain was skirted by rows of trees.
  8. To be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity.

Skirt Quotations

When I was 14, I thought I looked terrible. I wore these typical Slavic shoes with metal bottoms so you could always hear me coming and this really ugly princess skirt and blouse with the top button closed. I had a boy haircut, a baby face covered with pimples, and a really big nose.
Marina Abramovic

Colour is what gives jewels their worth. They light up and enhance the face. Nothing is more elegant than a black skirt and sweater worn with a sparkling multi-stoned necklace.
Christian Dior

The sneaker heels thing is a myth. They were saying, 'They're like sneakers.' No, they're like heels is what they're like. That's like saying a denim skirt is like jeans. It's not.
Anna Kendrick

Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.
Shirley Chisholm

It's possible that you have been told a time or 10 that you don't appreciate how tough your elders had it. It's true that, if you had been coming of age back in, say, 1960, you would probably be feeling more restricted, if only because you were doomed to spend your days in a skirt, nylon stockings and girdle.
Gail Collins
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Skirt Translations

skirt in Afrikaans is rok, romp
skirt in Danish is nederdel
skirt in Dutch is rok, vrouwenrok
skirt in Finnish is hame
skirt in French is jupe
skirt in German is Rock, herumgehen
skirt in Italian is gonna
skirt in Portuguese is saia
skirt in Spanish is falda
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