from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who wears a kilt.
- n. A shoe having a fringed tongue that flaps over the instep.
- n. The tongue of such a shoe.
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- n. A shoe having a fringed tongue or fringed extra piece that lies over the tongue.
- n. The fringed tongue of such a shoe.
- n. A person who wears a kilt
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I finally scored the perfect pair - tough, black, ankle-length lace-ups with a fringe "kiltie" - at a vintage stall in a market in Brooklyn.
39A: Kiltie's instrument (pipes) - a "kiltie" is a Scot.
“Well, Carmelo Anthony is wearing brown kiltie loafers,” Rivers said.
I think I even wore it with a wonderful pair of kiltie brogues that I wish I still owned.
"Seems a pity to anesthetize your taste buds with that kiltie coffin varnish in a restaurant like this," I murmured.
At one place I had leapt with my pal into a small shell hole, and over to my right was a kiltie engaged in a hand-to-hand struggle with a Hun.
Wherever the sweep of the kiltie went, there was going to be something doing.
Looking then to the left I saw another kiltie in an argument with a Prussian; they were fencing with their bayonets, and a second Hun was coming up behind and again I took aim, but before I was able to get my pill started, my mate robbed me of the honor and sent his pill crashing through Fritzie's head.
Now it so happened that at the identical time that the Sergeant was so engaged, a kiltie battalion was making its way to the trenches on a foot path, running diagonally across the front of the guns.
One of the many snatches poking fun at the kiltie, who of course wears no underwear.