A kilt is a traditional garment of Scottish culture that exists in various modern forms and forms inspired by the historical garment.

The history of the kilt stretches back to at least the end of the 16th century. Although the kilt is an item of traditional Scottish highland dress, the nationalism of that tradition is relatively recent. It was only with the Romantic Revival of the 19th century that the kilt became irreversibly associated with Highlanders, and was subsequently adopted by Lowlanders and the Scottish Diaspora.

The word kilt comes from the Scots word "kilt" meaning to tuck up the clothes around the body. The Scots word derives from the Old Norse "kilting" from Norse settlers who wore a similar, non-tartan pleated garment.

Other modern celts such as the Irish, Cornish, Welsh and Manx, have also adopted tartan kilts in recent times, although to a lesser degree.

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