- n cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
- n a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women
- n (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar
- n informal terms for a (young) woman
- v avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
she skirted the problem
- v pass around or about; move along the border
The boat skirted the coast
- v form the edge of
- v extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
- Oldsters recalled that there had been a furor, too, over the hobble skirt of the early 1900s and the above-the-knee skirt of the '20s, yet fashion had prevailed.
- The midi skirt is ungainly, unflattering and unwarranted.
- She ushered in gypsy skirts, embroidered silk blouses and accompanying shawls.
- James Henry Webb in Forbes
I'd much rather be doing this than allow the president to skirt the confirmation process in the Senate,Webb said in a statement. "This is an exercise in protecting the Constitution and our constitutional process."
- Fred Funk in Forbes
I've been humiliating myself my whole life, so I continued that tradition last year,Funk said. "I'm trying to figure out what I can do to one-up myself from last year, but it will be difficult with the skirt thing. I've had some ideas, but...
- Tanith Belbin in Forbes
You should get higher points if you can do your one-foot section with your foot in your skirt,Belbin said with a laugh.