What was the Original Meaning of Skirt? Or do I Mean Shirt?

Sometimes the assumptions behind a good question need a bit of clarifying. It is understood that the question in the link below is asking about how some words slid in meaning between 1967 and 2018; but the response here chooses to look at the more interesting question related to the malleability of language.
Lee Robison Responds to a Quora

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