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Breeches vs. Trousers

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Breechesnoun

plural of breech

Trousersnoun

An article of clothing that covers the part of the body between the waist and the ankles or knees, and is divided into a separate part for each leg.

‘The trousers need to be shortened.’; ‘Why can women wear trousers when men can't wear skirts?’;

Breechesnoun

A garment worn by men, covering the hips and thighs; smallclothes.

Trousers

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

Breechesnoun

(informal) Trousers; pantaloons.

Trousersnoun

(usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately;

‘he had a sharp crease in his trousers’;

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Breeches

A garment worn by men, covering the hips and thighs; smallclothes.

‘His jacket was red, and his breeches were blue.’;

Trousers

Trousers (British English), slacks, or pants are an item of clothing that might have originated in Central Asia, worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses). In the United Kingdom, the word pants generally means underwear and not trousers.

Breeches

Trousers; pantaloons.

Breechesnoun

trousers ending above the knee

Breechesnoun

short trousers fastened just below the knee, now chiefly worn for riding or as part of ceremonial dress

‘a pair of buckskin breeches’;

Breechesnoun

trousers.

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Breeches

Breeches ( BRITCH-iz, BREE-chiz) are an article of clothing covering the body from the waist down, with separate coverings for each leg, usually stopping just below the knee, though in some cases reaching to the ankles. The breeches were normally closed and fastened about the leg, along its open seams at varied lengths, and to the knee, by either buttons or by a drawstring, or by one or more straps and buckle or brooches.

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