Kir"tle (?), n. [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 doth by men and women.

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

⇒ The term is still retained in the provinces, in the sense of " an outer petticoat."

Halliwell.

 

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