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Loose knickers bagging below the knees, worn formerly for sports.
[From the fact that they were four inches longer than ordinary knickers.]
(Clothing & Fashion) men's baggy knickerbockers reaching below the knee, now only worn for hunting, golf, etc
[C20: so called because the trousers are made with four inches of material to hang over at the knee]
(used with a pl. v.) long, baggy knickers for men, worn for golfing and other sports, esp. during the 1920s.
plus fours- Got their name (c. 1920) from the fact that such trousers were made four inches longer than standard knickerbockers or shorts, which came to just above the knee.
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Baggy knickers gathered below the knee, worn in the past for sports.
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|Noun||1.||plus fours - men's baggy knickers hanging below the knees; formerly worn for sports (especially golf)|
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes