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kirtle

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Kirtle \Kir"tle\, noun [OE. kirtel, curtel, AS. cyrtel; skin to Icel. kyrtill, Sw. kjortel, Dan. kiortel, kiole.] A garment varying in form and use at different times, and worn both by men and women.

Wearing her Norman car, and her kirtle of blue. --Longfellow.

Note: The term is still retained in the provinces, in the sense of "an outer petticoat." --Halliwell.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

kirtle

noun

1: a garment resembling a tunic that was worn by men in the Middle Ages

2: a long dress worn by women


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