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ˈbrɪtʃ ɪzbritch·es

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  1. britchesnoun

    informal term for breeches


  1. britchesnoun

    Pants, trousers.

  2. Etymology: Alteration of breeches in use since at least the 18th century in Britain and British colonies.


  1. britches

    Britches is an old-fashioned term for trousers or pants. The term is often used in the context of "too big for one's britches" to describe someone acting as if they are more important or powerful than they actually are.


  1. Britches

    Britches is a stump-tailed macaque monkey who was born into a breeding colony at the University of California, Riverside. He was removed from his mother at birth, had his eyelids sewn shut, and had an electronic sonar device attached to his head—a Trisensor Aid, an experimental version of a blind travel aid, the Sonicguide—as part of a three-year sensory-deprivation study involving 24 infant monkeys. The experiments were designed to study the behavioral and neural development of monkeys reared with a sensory substitution device. Acting on a tip-off from a student, the Animal Liberation Front removed Britches from the laboratory on April 20, 1985, when he was five weeks old. The raid also saw the release of 467 mice, cats, opossums, pigeons, rabbits, and rats, and a reported $700,000-worth of damage to equipment. A spokesman for the university said that allegations of animal mistreatment were absolutely false, and that the raid caused long-term damage to its research projects. The ALF handed the video of their raid over to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which released it. The NIH conducted an eight-month investigation into the animal care program at the university and concluded it was an appropriate program, and that no corrective action was necessary.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of britches in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of britches in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of britches in a Sentence

  1. Richard Sirico:

    After all the times I was pinched, I knew every judge in town, i was a tough kid. I always had that itch in my britches to find out who I was. I tested my (courage) every night.

  2. Andrew Collier:

    China still likes to promote its technology firms as global leaders just as long as they don’t get too big for their britches.

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a small contrasting part of something
A ventricle
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