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filibeg

fil·i·beg
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fil-uh-beg]
    • /ˈfɪl əˌbɛg/
    • /ˈfɪ.lɪ.beɡ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fil-uh-beg]
    • /ˈfɪl əˌbɛg/

Definitions of filibeg word

  • noun filibeg the kilt or pleated skirt worn by Scottish Highlanders. 1
  • noun filibeg A kilt. 1
  • noun filibeg the kilt worn by Scottish Highlanders 0
  • noun filibeg a kilt 0
  • noun filibeg Alternative form of philibeg. 0

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Origin of filibeg

First appearance:

before 1740
One of the 48% newest English words
1740-50; < Scots Gaelic, equivalent to feile kilt + beag little

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Parts of speech for Filibeg

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

filibeg popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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