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Noun: skirt  skurt
  1. A garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women
  2. Cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  3. (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar
    - annulus
  4. [informal] A (young) woman regarded as being sexually attractive
    - doll [informal], wench [archaic, informal], chick [informal], bird [informal], dolly bird [informal], bit of skirt [informal], bit of fluff [informal]
Verb: skirt  skurt
  1. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    "she skirted the problem";
    - hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, dodge, duck [informal], sidestep, finesse, circumnavigate
  2. Pass around or about; move along the border
    "The boat skirted the coast"
  3. Form the edge of
  4. Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    "The forest skirts my property";
    - surround, environ, ring, border

Derived forms: skirted, skirting, skirts

Type of: adjoin, avoid, border, bound, cloth covering, contact, fille, garment, girl, go by, go past, meet, miss, missy [informal], pass, pass by, plant part, plant structure, touch, travel by, young lady, young woman

Part of: garment, partial veil

Encyclopedia: Skirt