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bell-bot·toms

(bĕl′bŏt′əmz)
pl.n.
Pants with legs that flare out at the bottom.

bell-bottoms

or

bell-bottomed trousers

pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) trousers that flare from the knee and have wide bottoms
ˈbell-ˌbottomed adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bell-bottoms - trousers with legs that flarebell-bottoms - trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors; absurdly wide hems were fashionable in the 1960s
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"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

bell-bottoms

[ˈbeˈbɔtəmz] NPLpantalones mpl de campana

bell-bottoms

[ˈbelˌbɒtəmz] nplpantaloni mpl a zampa d'elefante
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Some of us fondly remember the bell bottoms -- those flared trousers worn in the 70s and 80s -- and with it, perhaps memories of that time as well.
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Even now, I still cringe at the thought of my mum sweeping the path outside our house dressed in a pair of green velvet bell bottoms, just as my pals filed past.
Sporting bell bottoms in modern times isn't out of date, but simply retro-chic, depending on your overall sense of style.
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