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1. often Pan·ta·lo·ne (păn′tə-lō′nā, pän′tä-lō′nĕ) A character in the commedia dell'arte, portrayed as a foolish old man in tight trousers and slippers.
2. A stock character in modern pantomime, the butt of a clown's jokes.
[French Pantalon, from Italian Pantalone, after San Pantalone, or Saint Pantaleon (died ad 303), Roman physician and martyr.]
n. often pantaloons
a. Men's wide breeches extending from waist to ankle, worn especially in England in the late 1600s.
b. Tight trousers extending from waist to ankle with straps passing under the instep, worn especially in the 1800s.
2. Trousers; pants.
[French pantalon, a kind of trouser, from Pantalon, Pantaloon; see Pantaloon.]
1. (Theatre) (in pantomime) an absurd old man, the butt of the clown's tricks
2. (Theatre) (usually capital) (in commedia dell'arte) a lecherous old merchant dressed in pantaloons
[C16: from French Pantalon, from Italian Pantalone, local nickname for a Venetian, probably from San Pantaleone, a fourth-century Venetian saint]
1. pantaloons, a man's close-fitting garment for the hips and legs, worn esp. in the 19th century, but varying in form from period to period.
2. (in the modern pantomime) a foolish, vicious old man, the butt and accomplice of the clown.
3. (usu. cap.) Also, Pan•ta•lo•ne (ˌpæn tlˈoʊ neɪ, ˌpɑn-) (in commedia dell'arte) a foolish old Venetian merchant, generally lascivious and frequently deceived in the course of lovers' intrigues.
[1580–90; < Middle French Pantalon < Venetian Pantalone nickname for a Venetian, variant of Pantaleone, name of a 4th-century saint once a favorite of the Venetians]
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|Noun||1.||Pantaloon - a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes|
|2.||Pantaloon - a character in the commedia dell'arte; portrayed as a foolish old man|
|3.||pantaloon - trousers worn in former times|