Philabeg


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Phil´a`beg


n.1.See Filibeg.
References in classic literature ?
Some went bare, only for a hanging cloak or great-coat, and carried their trousers on their backs like a useless burthen: some had made an imitation of the tartan with little parti-coloured stripes patched together like an old wife's quilt; others, again, still wore the Highland philabeg, but by putting a few stitches between the legs transformed it into a pair of trousers like a Dutchman's.
The kilt is a vital part of Scotland's rich and colourful history, but the misuse of the philabeg that's its ancient Gaelic name by vain fools, who think it'll make them look the hunky bloke in the porridge advert, should be stopped.