trouser


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trou·ser

 (trou′zər)
n. often trousers
An outer garment for covering the body from the waist to the ankles, divided into sections to fit each leg separately.

[Back-formation from trousers, alteration of obsolete trouse, from Scottish Gaelic triubhas.]

trou′sered (-zərd) adj.

trouser

(ˈtraʊzə)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) (modifier) of or relating to trousers: trouser buttons.
vb
(tr) slang to take (something, esp money), sometimes surreptitiously, undeservedly, or unlawfully

trou•ser

(ˈtraʊ zər)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to trousers: trouser cuffs.
n.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trouser - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separatelytrouser - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
bellbottom pants, bellbottom trousers, bell-bottoms - trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors; absurdly wide hems were fashionable in the 1960s
breeches, knee breeches, knee pants, knickerbockers, knickers - trousers ending above the knee
chino - trousers made with chino cloth
churidars - tight trousers worn by people from the Indian subcontinent (typically with a kameez or kurta)
cords, corduroys - cotton trousers made of corduroy cloth
gabardine, tweed, flannel, white - (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
hip pocket - a pocket in rear of trousers
blue jean, denim, jean - (usually plural) close-fitting trousers of heavy denim for manual work or casual wear
jodhpur breeches, jodhpurs, riding breeches - flared trousers ending at the calves; worn with riding boots
lap covering, lap - the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; "his lap was covered with food stains"
leg - a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg
long pants, long trousers - trousers reaching to the foot
pajama, pyjama - a pair of loose trousers tied by a drawstring around the waist; worn by men and women in some Asian countries
pantaloon - trousers worn in former times
pant leg, trouser leg - the leg of a pair of trousers
pedal pusher, toreador pants - snug trousers ending at the calves; worn by women and girls
salwar, shalwar - a pair of light loose trousers with a tight fit around the ankles; worn by women from the Indian subcontinent (usually with a kameez)
seat - the cloth covering for the buttocks; "the seat of his pants was worn through"
short pants, shorts, trunks - trousers that end at or above the knee
slacks - (usually in the plural) pants for casual wear
slide fastener, zip fastener, zipper, zip - a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
stretch pants - trousers made of a stretchy fabric
sweat pants, sweatpants - loose-fitting trousers with elastic cuffs; worn by athletes
trews - tight-fitting trousers; usually of tartan
trouser - a garment (or part of a garment) designed for or relating to trousers; "in his trouser's pocket"; "he ripped his left trouser on the fence"
trouser cuff - a cuff on the bottoms of trouser legs
2.trouser - a garment (or part of a garment) designed for or relating to trousers; "in his trouser's pocket"; "he ripped his left trouser on the fence"
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
trouser, pant - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
Translations

trouser

[ˈtraʊzəʳ] (esp Brit)
A. N trouserspantalón m, pantalones mpl
short/long trouserspantalones mpl cortos/largos
a pair of trousersun pantalón, unos pantalones
to wear the trousersllevar los pantalones
B. CPD trouser leg Npierna f de pantalón
trouser pocket Nbolsillo m del pantalón
trouser press Nprensa f para pantalones
trouser suit Ntraje-pantalón m

trouser

(esp Brit):
trouser clip
nHosenklammer f
trouser leg
nHosenbein nt
trouser press
nHosenpresse f
References in classic literature ?
Releasing the hand of the girl, he thrust his hands into his trouser pockets.
In my trouser pocket were still some loose matches.
Besides which its bite is generally fatal, and it bursts up trouser legs.
In a man it is perhaps better first to take the knee of the trouser.
My trouser had slipped up, exposing a few inches of my skin above my sock.
The monstrous stone image of Britannia was lying prone and face downward on the garden path; and there stuck out at random from underneath it, like the legs of a smashed fly, an arm clad in a white shirt sleeve and a leg clad in a khaki trouser, and hair of the unmistakable sandy gray that belonged to Horne Fisher's unfortunate uncle.
He goes to the plinth beside the flower girl; puts up his foot on it; and stoops to turn down his trouser ends].
I examined them with care, and there was no doubt that they were trouser buttons.
Pierre hurriedly began taking off his right boot also and was going to tuck up the other trouser leg to save this stranger the trouble, but the Mason told him that was not necessary and gave him a slipper for his left foot.
Tom looked at his legs, but left it uncertain whether he preferred his moral advantages to a more vicious length of limb and reprehensible gentility of trouser.
His hand was wrapped in a bloody handkerchief, and the right trouser leg was ripped from knee to ankle.
I walk always with my right hand closed round the india-rubber ball which I have in my trouser pocket.