(1) A knee-length pleated tartan skirt worn by men as part of the traditional dress in the Highlands of northern Scotland
From , from the Old Danish , a fold in clothes, from (spelt also ), lap
- Traditional Scottish garment, usually worn by men, having roughly the same morphology as a wrap-around skirt, with overlapping front aprons and pleated around the sides and back, and usually made of twill-woven worsted wool with a tartan pattern.
- (historical) Any Scottish garment from which the above lies in a direct line of descent, such as the philibeg, or the great kilt or belted plaid;
- a plaid, pleated school uniform skirt sometimes structured as a wrap around, sometimes pleated throughout the entire circumference;
- a variety of non-bifurcated garments made for men and loosely resembling a Scottish kilt, but most often made from different fabrics and not always with tartan plaid designs.
- To gather up part of a long garment, and hold it with a tuck, belt, pin, etc., in order to make it shorter.
- She kilted up her skirt and waded out to the boat.