from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the British army, a nickname for a Highland soldier.


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  • Unfortunately, about a week before he was due to make the big announcement, the kilty media exploded with indignation

    Quite Ugly One Morning Brookmyre, Christopher, 1968- 1996

  • MRS. MICKLEHAM, against her better judgment, 'A kilty, did you tell me? '

    Echoes of the War 1898

  • Refreshing too, were all the floaty, fluid, kilty skirts, designed to be worn with hip-length tunic tops - another way to wear a drop-waist silhouette, but this time one that nods to the Sixties rather than the Twenties. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph 2011

  • You just MIGHT manage #7 while you're in charge of the words, but it's going to fall, and you'll have to eat your words just like you're swallowing that 'poopy kilty grampy golfy' stuff now, when Lucy enters language aquisition and starts making the words herself, at which point you are going to parrot 'milky' 'dolly' 'chopsey' and any other totally darling lucyism that she tosses at you with a tilt of the head and blinky of the eye.

    eat your paisley! 2005

  • Don't worry, being short and barrel-like in stature won't make you look daft in a made-up dress uniform with a big kilty frock. "

    Army Rumour Service 2010


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