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Leather shorts, often with H-shaped suspenders, worn traditionally in Bavaria and the Tyrol by men and boys.

[German, from Middle High German lederhose : leder, leather (from Old High German ledar) + hose, trousers (from Old High German hosa; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots).]
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pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) leather shorts with H-shaped braces, worn by men in Austria, Bavaria, etc
[German: leather trousers]
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(ˈleɪ dərˌhoʊ zən)

leather shorts, usu. with suspenders, worn esp. in Bavaria.
[1935–40; < German, =Leder leather + Hosen trousers, shorts]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lederhosen - leather shorts often worn with suspenderslederhosen - leather shorts often worn with suspenders; worn especially by men and boys in Bavaria
short pants, shorts, trunks - trousers that end at or above the knee
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The team behind the hugely popular Paddy Fest weekend, 'Two Tribes Inc', are back at Times Square in thecity centrein October but this time they lay down their shamrocks and slip on their Lederhosen and dirndls for Stein On Tyne's Oktoberfest!
The band will be dressed in full German lederhosen and everyone is encouraged to follow suit as the bar recreates that authentic atmosphere.
Oktoberfest - the world's largest beer festival, and a central part of the Munich calendar since 1810 - concluded on Sunday, with the usual array of beers, German foods and traditional outfits including lederhosen.
Arnie and actor Patrick - celebrating his 25th - got in the spirit by wearing lederhosen shorts and Alpine hats, while physical therapist Heather, 44, wore a traditional Bavarian dress.
Arnie and actor Patrick - celebrating his 25th - got in the spirit by wearing lederhosen breeches and Alpine hats, while physical therapist Heather, 44, wore a traditional Bavarian dress.
Above-the-knee, below-the-knee, mini-shorts for women and even lederhosen for dogs!
There'll be live music from a traditional German band, plenty of Bavarian food, giant steins of beer, and hordes of people dressed up in traditional lederhosen.
And he later slipped on lederhosen to re-create the goat herd scene from the 1965 musical.
GET ready to don the lederhosen and raise a stein or two as Oktoberfest prepares to bring a little oompah to Newcastle.
Many of those visiting the festival donned traditional Bavarian lederhosen while enjoying a stein or two.
The kingdom's Germanophiles are getting ready to don their lederhosen and enjoy the best of Bavarian culture as the annual Oktoberfest rolls into town.
The Rose & Crown will be transformed into a Bavarian-style beer tent with benches, Lederhosen and big glasses brimming with beer, plus generous helpings of Germaninspired street food and live music There will be German beers galore, plus lagers, real ales, and craft beers, many from Warwick's own Church Farm Brewery on the Reynolds' family farm.