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Definition of skirt:

  1. A loose edging to any part of a dress.
  2. A petticoat.
  3. Border; edge; margin; extreme part of anything
  4. The diaphragm, or midriff, in animals.
  5. The lower and loose part of a coat, dress, or other like garment; the part below the waist; as, the skirt of a coat, a dress, or a mantle.
  6. To be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity.
  7. To border; to form the border or edge of; to run along the edge of; as, the plain was skirted by rows of trees.
  8. To cover with a skirt; to surround.

Synonyms:

razz, manipulate, brim, hedge in, frame, cam, duck, flurry, compass, fence in, put over, razzing, hedge, march, fustanella, echo, resound, carriage, go around, buttonhole, breast, engulf, defer, perimeter, put-off, obliqueness, gentlewoman, culottes, ballgown, button, set back, borderline, margin, dolly, miniskirt, suburb, circumvent, overreach, butt on, beat, pannier, peal, care label, edging, shelve, contain, butt against, broomstick skirt, wench, bilk, evade, doughnut, suit skirt, outfox, outskirt, postpone, coattails, skirting, hiss, camshaft, verge, breast pocket, shuttle, escape, encircle, outwit, block, raspberry, shuttlecock, butt, dirndl, ring, snort, hobble skirt, biddy, belt, ball bearing, smother, bearing, boo, end, fake, chick, doll, chamber, hoopskirt, dame, fowl, annulus, frame in, imply, palisade, get at, circumnavigate, call, detour, knell, bucket, telephone, hold over, prorogue, formal, female, falsify, outsmart, collar, halo, elude, hem, dodge, surround, reverberate, environ, kettle, remit, hem in, disconcert, abut, lady, seek, periphery, cook, kirtle, misrepresent, band, evening dress, circumference, sidestep, anchor ring, phone, turn off, deflect, bird, armhole, wall, adjoin, convey, dishearten, divided skirt, bodice, boundary, bound, arm, birdie, table, hoot, border, cocktail dress, enclose, confuse, besiege, beleaguer, fudge, intimate, fringe, ma'am, harem skirt, fence, confines, rim, mince (your) words, call up, madam, dip, parry, environs, muu-muu, cheongsam, douse, bib, ancillary, bypass, wangle, tutu, edge, envelop, pleated skirt.

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