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ˈtraʊ zərztrousers

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  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trousers

    trow′zėrz, n.pl. long breeches: a garment worn by males on the lower limbs and trussed or fastened up at the waist by braces or belt.—adj. Trou′sered, wearing trousers.—n. Trou′sering, material for making trousers. [O. Fr. trousses, breeches worn by pages.]

Editors Contribution

  1. trousers

    An item of clothing you wear created and designed in various colors, lengths, materials, sizes and styles.

    Trousers are created and designed in various styles, full length, three quarter length, knee length and ballero, bootcut, hipster styles etc.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on October 6, 2015  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trousers in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trousers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of trousers in a Sentence

  1. Petrix Barbosa:

    I don't know how many times I woke up with his hand inside my trousers.

  2. Henrik Ibsen:

    Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.

  3. Henrik Ibsen:

    One should never put on one's best trousers to go out to battle for freedom and truth.

  4. Henrik Ibsen:

    A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth.

  5. Vincent Houssin:

    The reality is that our warehouses are empty. There aren't even any trousers for our new recruits.

Images & Illustrations of trousers

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