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Definition of "skirt" []

  • The part of a garment, such as a dress or coat, that hangs freely from the waist down. (noun)
  • A garment hanging from the waist and worn by women and girls. (noun)
  • A part or attachment resembling the skirt of a garment, especially: (noun)
  • One of the leather flaps hanging from the side of a saddle. (noun)
  • The lower outer section of a rocket vehicle. (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 "skirt" in a sentence
  • "Skirt Steak: The term skirt steak refers to a cut of beef steak, from the plate."
  • "Sometimes the morning shows tell women that a skirt is a "must-have" at $49.00."
  • "‘And anyway, my skirt is already just above the knee, and you know how sensitive I am about my thighs.’"