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1. A man's knee-length tunic or coat.
2. A woman's dress or skirt.
[Middle English kirtel, from Old English cyrtel, probably ultimately from Latin curtus, short; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's skirt or dress
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a man's coat
[Old English cyrtel, probably from cyrtan to shorten, ultimately from Latin curtus cut short]
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1. a woman's loose gown, worn in the Middle Ages.
2. Archaic. a man's tunic or coat.
[before 900; Old English cyrtel, appar. derivative of cyrt(an) to shorten (« Latin curtus shortened)]
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|Noun||1.||kirtle - a garment resembling a tunic that was worn by men in the Middle Ages|
tunic - any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees
|2.||kirtle - a long dress worn by women|
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