knee pants

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Noun1.knee pants - trousers ending above the kneeknee pants - trousers ending above the knee  
britches - informal term for breeches
buckskins - breeches made of buckskin
codpiece - (15th-16th century) a flap for the crotch of men's tight-fitting breeches
plus fours - men's baggy knickers hanging below the knees; formerly worn for sports (especially golf)
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"
trunk hose - puffed breeches of the 16th and 17th centuries usually worn over hose
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
References in classic literature ?
Here Louis met a fellow or two he knew, and here I met fellows I had gone to school with when a little lad in knee pants.
He wore blue silk stockings, blue knee pants with gold buckles, a blue ruffled waist and a jacket of bright blue braided with gold.
Macklin's ben their foreman for years an' years--why I was in knee pants when he was foreman.
Boys wore long stockings and knee pants until they were out of their teens.