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plus fours

pl.n.
Loose knickers bagging below the knees, worn formerly for sports.

[From the fact that they were four inches longer than ordinary knickers.]

plus fours

pl n
(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]

plus′ fours′


n.
(used with a pl. v.) long, baggy knickers for men, worn for golfing and other sports, esp. during the 1920s.
[1915–20]

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.
See also related terms for trousers.

plus fours

Baggy knickers gathered below the knee, worn in the past for sports.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plus fours - men's baggy knickers hanging below the kneesplus 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
breeches, knee breeches, knee pants, knickerbockers, knickers - trousers ending above the knee
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

plus fours

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