Skort


Skort

A skort is a pair of women's shorts with a flap of fabric in front to make it look like a skirt. The term "skort" (a portmanteau of skirt and shorts) is used idiomatically in some regions. While some garments sold as culottes resemble short trousers, to be a skort they need to look like skirts. They are distinguised from trousers or shorts by a fuller cut at the bottom (hem) than at the waist. Skorts were developed in order to provide more freedom to do activities such as gardening, cleaning, or bike riding, and give the appearance of a skirt. Skorts are popular in sports such as tennis or golf, and are often part of girls' athletic uniforms. Some skorts are essentially skirts with a pair of shorts hidden underneath, while others resemble a pair of shorts with a panel of fabric over the front. [(http://www.apparelsearch.com/Definitions/Clothing/culottes.htm)]

Women began to play golf in large numbers in the 1960's which led to the development of the famous Leon Levin "Q" skirt or "skort" which offered the freedom of shorts and soft lines of a skirt. It became an immediate favorite on the Ladies Professional Golf Tour.

For example, Tifa's outfit from Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children is an example of a skort.

Professional golfers famously known for wearing skorts are Natalie Gulbis & Paula Creamer.

A scooter resembles a skirt all the way around, and has shorts underneath. ["A Scooter differs from a Skort in that it has the look of a skirt all the way around, not just in the front." (http://www.cabelas.com/reviews-cdn/8815/913385/reviews.shtml)]

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  • skort — noun Etymology: blend of 1skirt and shorts Date: 1951 a pair of shorts made to resemble a skirt (as with an overlapping front panel) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • skort — /skawrt/, n. a women s garment resembling a short skirt but having individual leg sections usually covered by a flap in front. [1985 90; b. SKIRT + SHORT(S)] * * * …   Universalium

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  • skort — [[t]skɔrt[/t]] n. clo a women s garment resembling a short skirt but having individual leg sections usu. covered by a flap in front • Etymology: 1985–90; b. skirt and short(s) …   From formal English to slang


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