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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.]
(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]
full, baglike breeches reaching to the middle of the thigh or lower, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.