Definition of Kirtle

1. Noun. A garment resembling a tunic that was worn by men in the Middle Ages.

Generic synonyms: Tunic



2. Noun. A long dress worn by women.
Generic synonyms: Dress, Frock

Definition of Kirtle

1. n. A garment varying in form and use at different times, and worn both by men and women.

Definition of Kirtle

1. Noun. A knee-length tunic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kirtle

1. a man's tunic or coat [n -S] : KIRTLED [adj]

Medical Definition of Kirtle

1. A garment varying in form and use at different times, and worn doth by men and women. "Wearing her Norman car, and her kirtle of blue." (Longfellow) The term is still retained in the provinces, in the sense of " an outer petticoat." Origin: OE. Kirtel, curtel, AS. Cyrtel; skin to Icel. Kyrtill, Sw. Kjortel, Dan. Kiortel, kiole. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kirtle

kirpans
kirri
kirris
kirs
kirsch
kirsches
kirschsteinite
kirschsteinites
kirschwasser
kirschwassers
kirsome
kirtan
kirtankar
kirtankars
kirtans
kirtle (current term)
kirtled
kirtles
kirtu
kirumbo
kis
kisaeng
kisan
kisans
kish
kishes
kishka
kishkas
kishke
kishkes

Literary usage of Kirtle

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1. A Vers de Société Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1907)
"kirtle RED A DAMSEL fair, on a summer's day— •—Sing heigh, sing ho, for the summer! Sat under a tree in a kirtle gray, Singing, "Somebody's late at tryst ..."

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