(noun, verb)


1. cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist

Definition categories: man–made

2. a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

Definition categories: man–made, garment

3. (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar

Similar word(s): annulus

Definition categories: plant

4. informal terms for a (young) woman

Similar word(s): bird, chick, dame, doll, wench

Definition categories: person, fille, girl, miss, missy


1. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

- she skirted the problem

Similar word(s): circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, sidestep

Definition categories: communication, avoid

2. pass around or about; move along the border

- The boat skirted the coast

Definition categories: motion, pass, surpass

3. form the edge of

Definition categories: stative, border, bound

4. extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

Similar word(s): border, environ, ring, surround

Definition categories: contact, adjoin, meet, touch

Sentences with skirt as a verb:

- The plain was skirted by rows of trees.