1. [ noun ] (clothing) cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
Related terms: cloth_covering garment seat lap
2. [ noun ] (clothing) a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women
Related terms: garment sarong hobble_skirt ballet_skirt gathered_skirt culotte full_skirt miniskirt hoopskirt kilt overskirt lavalava grass_skirt sunburst_pleat hemline slide_fastener kick_pleat placket box_pleat
3. [ verb ] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
Synonyms: sidestep evade dodge hedge duck circumvent put_off elude parry fudge

"He dodged the issue" "she skirted the problem" "They tend to evade their responsibilities" "he evaded the questions skillfully"

Related terms: avoid quibble dodge evasion circumvention equivocator hedge
4. [ verb ] pass around or about; move along the border

"The boat skirted the coast"

Related terms: travel_by
5. [ verb ] extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
Synonyms: surround border

"The forest surrounds my property"

Related terms: touch enclose hem_in fringe girdle edge environment
6. [ verb ] form the edge or
Related terms: bound
7. [ noun ] informal terms for a (young) woman
Synonyms: dame chick wench bird doll
Related terms: girl
Similar spelling:   skirting