Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wearing a kilt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having on a kilt.
  • adjective Plaited after the manner of kilting.
  • adjective Tucked or fastened up; -- said of petticoats, etc.

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  • adjective Having on a kilt.
  • adjective Plaited after the manner of kilting.
  • adjective Tucked or fastened up; -- said of petticoats, etc.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "men-women," as they called the kilted warriors, though at other times they completely hid themselves and fired wildly, in consequence of holding their guns above the level of their heads.

    South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6) From the Commencement of the War to the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec. 1899

  • The Highland division, under his command, fought many battles and gained great honor, even from the enemy, who feared them and called the kilted men "the ladies from hell."

    Now It Can Be Told

  • A belt is generally worn, into which the folds of the smock can be drawn up or "kilted," when the wearer wishes to have his limbs free for active exercise.

    In the Wrong Paradise

  • No one is actually paying them much extra attention (and I have seen men in kilts before at IAH and other US airports) and we all continue toward the belts/bins… One of the "kilted" men was chosen for a random (as he did not alarm) secondary it seems; they had "placed" him into their magic plexiglass cube of indignity to do the pat down.

    Ars Technica

  • I sipped, swallowed, glimpsed the peat bog plashing white legs of the kilted clan Macallan as the whisky kindled in my chest.

    'The Last Werewolf'

  • But, since she was dealing with fantasy, that locale isn't set in concrete: Prince Charming, or whatever we might call the rescuer of the play's maiden-in-distress, springs to her temporary rescue as a leaping, kilted Scot, sparkling with giddiness and glee, and his nearby home seems to be a castle.

    Leo Stutzin: 'Wild Bride' At The Berkeley Rep: Serious Enchantment

  • But, since she was dealing with fantasy, that locale isn't set in concrete: Prince Charming, or whatever we might call the rescuer of the play's maiden-in-distress, springs to her temporary rescue as a leaping, kilted Scot, sparkling with giddiness and glee, and his nearby home seems to be a castle.

    Leo Stutzin: 'Wild Bride' At The Berkeley Rep: Serious Enchantment

  • One Glasgow night of aberrationWhen kilted goblins with libationToasted Burns in tawdry exultationAll pished as fartsNot even armed with banjo could theyHit a coo's arse

    Poor Robert Burns. He deserves better than this | Kevin McKenna

  • Ellen had the line of the night saying the kilted musician had veered off from his parade.

    Ken Levine: American Idol : John, Paul, Crystal and Siobhan

  • First, he braved a sit-down with notoriously chilly "Vogue" editrix Anna Wintour and be-kilted fashion designer Marc Jacobs — while wearing a Jacobs suit, no less — that could have fallen flatter than a runway model's chest.

    Watercooler: Jimmy Fallon's Batting 300

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  • (adjective) - The participle kilted is sometimes used metaphorically to denote language that borders upon indecency. Derived from kilt, to lift up the petticoats or clothes to avoid wetting them when going on foot. From this verb comes kilt, the English or Saxon name for the most conspicuous portion of the Highlander garb, called by the Highlanders themselves the fillibeg, or little coat.

    --Charles Mackay's Lost Beauties of the English Language, 1874

    January 17, 2018