Definitions for trousersˈtraʊ zərz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trou•sers*ˈtraʊ zərz(n.)

  1. Category: Clothing

    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

  1. trousersˈtraʊ zərz



  1. trousers(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trousers

    a garment worn by men and boys, extending from the waist to the knee or to the ankle, and covering each leg separately


  1. Trousers

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trousers' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4471

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trousers' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2005

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'trousers' in Nouns Frequency: #1531

Translations for trousers

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

trousers(noun plural)

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.

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