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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).]


pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) leather shorts with H-shaped braces, worn by men in Austria, Bavaria, etc
[German: leather trousers]


(ˈleɪ dərˌhoʊ zən)

leather shorts, usu. with suspenders, worn esp. in Bavaria.
[1935–40; < German, =Leder leather + Hosen trousers, shorts]
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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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.
16 this yearin which 6 million people descend on the country synonymous with beer, dress up in lederhosen, and slur songs as they quaff from steins.
On Sunday (August 27) thousands gathered, many dressed in classic Bavarian garb including dirndl dresses and lederhosen, for the competition which has been taking place since 1983.
Waiting staff in lederhosen and dirndl will serve a five per cent ABV beer brewed by Bavaria Festbeer, plus bratwurst, schnitzel, brezel bread and Schweinebraten (roast pork) to eat.
THIS week sees Liverpool's three Oktoberfests in full swing, with more lederhosen, pretzels and ooompah bands than you can swing a tasty snitzel at.
A great feat, marked next day by a Bayern photo shoot with sponsors Paulaner where players and officials donned lederhosen to raise a glass before next month's Oktoberfest.
The next thing he suggests will be someone in lederhosen blowing an alpine horn near the proposed artificial ski slope.
that lederhosen on Wednesday as Glasgow Oktoberfest oom-pah pah's to Glasgow Green.
As well as a trophy and winner's cheque, Murray went home with a BMW i8 and a pair of lederhosen - which he put on before being given the car keys.