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  • n. Alternative form of philibeg.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as kilt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plaited petticoat or skirt reaching only to the knees, worn by men in the Highlands of Scotland; a kilt.

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  • "The remnants of a lacy filibeg clung to the twisted circlets of the Crimson crown, its garnets glinting dully, and the Punctilious Trousers bore unpleasant stains."
    "The Return of the Fire Witch" by Elizabeth Hand, p 239 of Errantry: Strange Stories

    May 1, 2013

  • Nobody told me I could wear something underneath my kilt; they averred that any other article of underclothing wasn't traditional. What did they know?.

    November 25, 2010

  • See also féileadh-beag.

    July 31, 2008

  • From Scottish Gaelic feileadh-beag 'little kilt'.

    July 31, 2008

  • Ooh. Sounds much fancier than kilt!

    February 27, 2008

  • "'We had been to Mrs Graham's masked ball a little while before, me as a Highland sheep and William as the Young Pretender—how we laughed, oh Lord! So I went on calling him Charles for days afterwards—he was so beautiful in his filibeg.'"
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 60

    February 27, 2008