skirt Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “skirt” in the English Dictionary

"skirt" in British English

See all translations

skirtnoun [C]

uk   /skɜːt/  us   /skɝːt/
A1 a ​piece of ​clothing for women and ​girls that ​hangs from the ​waist and does not have ​legs: a ​long/​short skirt an ​outercovering or ​part to ​protectparticularmachines

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

skirtverb [T, I + prep]

uk   /skɜːt/  us   /skɝːt/ (also skirt around, UK also skirt round)
to go around the ​edge of something: Take the ​road which skirts (round) the ​town, not the one which goes through it. to ​avoiddiscussing a ​subject or ​problem, usually because there are difficulties that you do not ​want to ​deal with: The ​government has been ​accused of skirting round the ​issue of ​torture.
(Definition of skirt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"skirt" in American English

See all translations

skirtnoun [C]

 us   /ˈskɜrt/
  • skirt noun [C] (CLOTHING)

a ​piece of women’s ​clothing that ​hangs from the ​waist and does not have ​material between the ​legs, or the ​part of a ​dress below the ​waist: She ​looked good in a skirt and ​blouse.

skirtverb [T]

 us   /ˈskɜrt/
  • skirt verb [T] (GO AROUND)

to go around or move along the ​edge of something: We were skirting the ​highways and taking the back ​roads.
(Definition of skirt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “skirt”
in Korean 스커트…
in Arabic تَنّورة…
in Malaysian skirt…
in French jupe…
in Russian юбка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女裙,半身裙, (保護機器的)外罩,護板…
in Italian gonna…
in Turkish etek…
in Polish spódnica…
in Spanish falda…
in Vietnamese váy, áo đầm của phụ nữ, vạt áo…
in Portuguese saia…
in Thai กระโปรง, ชายเสื้อ…
in German der Rock…
in Catalan faldilla…
in Japanese スカート…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女裙,半身裙, (保护机器的)外罩,挡板…
in Indonesian rok, bagian bawah gaun…
What is the pronunciation of skirt?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“skirt” in British English

“skirt” in American English

Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More