Skirt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |skɜːrt|  American pronunciation of the word skirt
Brit.  |skɜːt|  British pronunciation of the word skirt


- cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
- a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women
- (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar (syn: annulus)
- informal terms for a (young) woman (syn: bird, chick, dame, doll, wench)


- avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) (syn: circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep)
she skirted the problem
- pass around or about; move along the border
The boat skirted the coast
- form the edge of
- extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle (syn: border, environ, ring, surround)

Extra examples

She was wearing a short skirt.

The skirt of her coat got caught in the car door.

They put a protective skirt around the base of the machine.

The mayor skirted the issue by saying that a committee was looking into the problem.

They tried to skirt the new regulations.

He tried to skirt around the question.

Pine trees skirt the northern edge of the pond.

The road skirts around the lake.

We skirted around the edge of the city.

The road skirted the lake.

We didn't go through the wood but skirted it.

She wore a white blouse and a plain black skirt.

The old footpath skirts around the village.

The boat skirted the coast

Back a skirt with stiff material

Word forms

I/you/we/they: skirt
he/she/it: skirts
present participle: skirting
past tense: skirted
past participle: skirted
singular: skirt
plural: skirts
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