from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who wears a kilt.
  • noun A shoe having a fringed tongue that flaps over the instep.
  • noun The tongue of such a shoe.

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  • noun A shoe having a fringed tongue or fringed extra piece that lies over the tongue.
  • noun The fringed tongue of such a shoe.
  • noun A person who wears a kilt


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  • I think I even wore it with a wonderful pair of kiltie brogues that I wish I still owned.

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  • "Seems a pity to anesthetize your taste buds with that kiltie coffin varnish in a restaurant like this," I murmured.

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  • Wherever the sweep of the kiltie went, there was going to be something doing.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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