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Definition of "kirtle" []

  • Archaic A man's knee-length tunic or coat. (noun)
  • Archaic A woman's dress or skirt. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kirtle" in a sentence
  • ""A message for Jane Boleyn, the Viscountess Rochford?" he will ask, looking at my plain kirtle and the dust on the hem of my gown, my hand stained with dirt from the London milestone. next »"
  • "[356-8] The kirtle was a dress-skirt or outer petticoat."
  • "Around his waist was a kind of kirtle, the skin of some animal."