from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A kind of large, coarse, short trousers formerly worn.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A kind of large, coarse, short trousers formerly worn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A sort of coarse, loose short trousers formerly worn in New England.
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M and E's argument about whether the things you walk on that make you taller are stilts or skilts.
Her father and older brother wore checked shirts, and a sort of brown tow trousers known at the time — these things happened some years ago — as skilts; they were short, reaching just below the knee, and very large, being a full half yard broad at the bottom; and, without braces or gallows, were kept up by the hips, sailor fashion.
He was dressed like his neighbors, in a shirt and skilts, excepting that his collar and waistbands were fastened by silver buttons; and he wore a cocked hat.
"tongs" or "skilts," which were loose flapping summer trousers which ended almost half-way from the knee to the ankle.