1. A knee-length wrap skirt with vertical knife pleats on the sides and back made from a tartan woolen cloth and traditionally worn by men of the Scottish Highlands. (Traditional usage)

2. A skirt similar to the traditional Scottish kilt, and may have differing properties such as a solid color, non-tartan patterns, having pleats all around, or varying overall lengths. Generally associated with being worn by men and boys, but is sometimes worn by women and girls. (More common usage)

3. Any other type of skirt sold as a kilt, or a skirt worn by men. (Most liberal interpretation)

1. To tuck up or gather into pleats, as in making a kilt.

2. To wear or equip with a kilt.

A kilt is a man's skirt and traditionally a masculine garment. Despite this and because most types of skirts in western culture are worn by women, it causes great anxiety and insecurity amongst individuals of both genders including some men who wear kilts and some men who don't like kilts.

Some men who don't wear kilts can bequite hostile towards, and question the masculinity of, male kilt wearers. They credential their own manliness by trying to diminish the manhood of others. They may also feel threatened by the self-confidence of a man who wears a kilt, and jealousy because of the appeal it has with some women who themselves don't find it threatening. Though they are often very homophobic towards kilt wearers, they are ironically quite familiar with unusal and scatological sexual acts between men.

Some men who do wear kilts try diligently to convince themselves and others that a kilt isn't a skirt. Some kilted men feel injured and angered by others who refer to their kilts as skirts. Such a man may even suggest severe permanent injury to anyone who dares realize that a kilt is a skirt.

Both extreme reactions may be caused by insecurity in one's own masculinity.
About that time two young and lovely girls just happend by
And one says to the other with a twinkle in her eye
And there behold, for them to see, beneath his Scottish skirt
Was nothing more than God had graced him with upon his birth

Real men wear Kilts...lesser men can't handle it
by CunningLinguist April 11, 2005
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A very manly article of clothing. Contrary to popular belief, the kilt did not come into usage in Scotland until around the 17th century. Also contrary to popular belief, during this time period, there were no "clan tartans." This belief arose from the fact that a kilted Scotsman could be geographically identified, as most tartans from a certain area looked more or less the same, due to plant dye availability.
Another common misconception about the kilt is the belief that it takes 8 yards of fabric to make a true kilt. Not true. Back in the day, fabric was produced in 30" width segments. A scotsman would purchase 8 or so yards (depending on how big he was) and sew it together lengthwise, thus giving him a large, 4 yard piece of fabric for a Great Kilt. Later on, when the kilt lost the shoulder plaid, the need to sew the extra four yards on was lost. And so the truely traditional kilt only consists of four yards of material, box-pleated. The concept of having 8 whole yards of fabric hanging off your ass is rediculous.
The fact that fish grow as big as their environment allows applies here as well. A kilted man enjoys freedom and ventilation that tighty-wighty wearers can only dream of. Many people, most notably trouser-wearers, are intimidated by the presence of a kilt-wearing man. They are uncomfortable that their own manly-confidence is completely eclipsed by a man in a kilt. Because of this, ball-less nut-muncher morons like Michael, John and Richard (Read their idiotic entries at the last page for kilt.) will attempt to tear down the kilt-wearer's utterly overwhelming manliness by accusing them of being faggy. Even the most inexperienced kilt wearer will laugh in the faces of moron's like these, who will never enjoy all the womanly attention that kilts attract.
A man in a kilt is a man and a half.

It takes a someone highly secure in his manhood to don a kilt.
by MacKendrick September 15, 2007
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a kilt is the clothing worn by a person who has scottish origin. Each family in scotland had its own plaid pattern which sybolized their clans land and origin. Not just highlanders wore kilts but also lowlanders, and borderers.
A kilt was usually worn when hunting or doing casual work, but wearing just a kilt on horse wasn't safe because a person could easily stab you. Kilts were also worn at meetings or friendly get togethers.
by anonymous April 10, 2005
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One of the worlds most recognised forms of national dress as worn by Scottish men both as formal wear with a jacket and as casual wear.

Also worn by soldiers in Scottish regiments into many battles. Despite comments here Scottish regiments have some of the proudest heritage in the world.

The kilt is a wonderful garment to wear as it is cool in summer and warm in winter and is also generally worn without any undergarments giving a wonderfully free sensation.

Contrary to some opinions stated here, it is most certainly not a "gay" item. In fact it probably takes more balls to wear one than those people have!
You will always recieve attention from the female kind when wearing the kilt!
by Neil Wood July 28, 2005
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A traditional garment which, as it's known today, originated in the Scottish Highlands. Though they're often seen as formal clothing, many variations exist that may be worn daily such as the Sport Kilt or Amerikilt. Kilts tend to be far more comfortable than pants, and if some of the people who've written definitions here just tried going for one day in a kilt with no fabric squishing their genitals, they'd surely reconsider their views of them. And a kilt is certainly NOT a dress in any way, shape, or form.
Unlike Dick Much over there, I am secure enough in my heterosexuality and masculinity to wear a kilt.
by Ralph March 1, 2005
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traditional scottish garment which, despite what north americans think, looks amazing.
"whoo boy, am i ever flying free in my kilt!"

"that guy's wearing a kilt."
-"yeah, sexy, i'n't??"
by radio whore November 9, 2003
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to diss baldly; usually used when a comeback is said. present tense kill; past tense kilt; synonom see fry
Damn, she just kilt you nigga.
by Butta(: April 14, 2010
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