Definitions for trousersˈtraʊ zərz
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word trousers
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: Sometimes, trouser.; Also called pants. 1; Compare slacks .
* (used with a pl. v.).
Origin of trousers:
1585–95; trouse (< Ir triubhas; see trews ) + (draw )ers
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
An article of clothing that covers the part of the body between the waist and the ankles, and is divided into a separate part for each leg.
a garment worn by men and boys, extending from the waist to the knee or to the ankle, and covering each leg separately
Trousers are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately. They are also called pants in some countries, notably the United States. Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called "long trousers" in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called "short trousers", especially in the UK. In most of the Western world, trousers have been worn since ancient times and throughout the Medieval period, becoming the most common form of lower-body clothing for males in the modern world, although shorts are also widely worn, and kilts and other garments may be worn in various regions and cultures. Since the mid-20th century, trousers have increasingly been worn by females as well. Jeans, made of denim, are a form of trousers for casual wear, now widely worn all over the world by both sexes. Shorts are often preferred in hot weather or for some sports, and also often by children and teenagers. Trousers are worn at the hips or waist, and may be held up by their own fastenings, a belt, or suspenders. Leggings are form-fitting trousers of a clingy material, often knitted cotton and spandex.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'trousers' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4471
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'trousers' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2005
Rank popularity for the word 'trousers' in Nouns Frequency: #1531
Translations for trousers
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an outer garment for the lower part of the body, covering each leg separately
He wore (a pair of) black trousers; She was dressed in trousers and a sweater.
- broek, langbroekAfrikaans
- calça(s)Portuguese (BR)
- die HoseGerman
- seluar panjangMalay
- bukser, beinklærNorwegian
- 褲子Chinese (Trad.)
- 裤子Chinese (Simp.)
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