One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1informal A person who wears a kilt (often used as a humorous or slightly derogatory term for a Scot)
- ‘And there is an inclusiveness and raw determination about them that is worth more than any number of caber-tossing kilties and bagpipe bands.’
2US A casual or sports shoe with a fringed tongue that covers the lacing.‘a pair of suede kilties’
- ‘For those who don't know, shoes with kilties are well-and-truly back in style.’
- ‘Method for maintaining the appearance and integrity of kilties that adorn men's and women's dress shoes.’
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