trunk hose


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trunk hose

pl.n.
Short ballooning breeches, extending from the waist to mid-thigh, worn by men in Europe in the 1500s and 1600s.

[Perhaps from obsolete trunk, to cut off, from Latin truncāre; see truncate.]

trunk hose

n
(Historical Terms) a man's puffed-out breeches reaching to the thighs and worn with tights in the 16th century
[C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps from the obsolete trunk to truncate]

trunk′ hose`


n.
full, baglike breeches reaching to the middle of the thigh or lower, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trunk hose - puffed breeches of the 16th and 17th centuries usually worn over hosetrunk hose - puffed breeches of the 16th and 17th centuries usually worn over hose
breeches, knee breeches, knee pants, knickerbockers, knickers - trousers ending above the knee
References in classic literature ?
Around four of the pillars, stalls of merchants, all sparkling with glass and tinsel; around the last three, benches of oak, worn and polished by the trunk hose of the litigants, and the robes of the attorneys.