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Slacks vs. Trousers

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Slacks

Not tense or taut; loose
A slack rope.
Slack muscles.
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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.
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Slacks

Lacking in activity; not busy
A slack season for the travel business.
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Trousers

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?
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Slacks

Moving slowly; sluggish
A slack pace.
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Trousers

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

Lacking in diligence or due care or concern; negligent
A slack worker.
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Trousers

(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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Slacks

Flowing or blowing with little speed
A slack current.
Slack winds.
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Slacks

(Linguistics) Pronounced with the muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed; lax.
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Slacks

To make looser or less taut
Slacked the sail.
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Slacks

To make slower
Slacked our pace.
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Slacks

To be careless or remiss in doing
Slack one's duty.
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Slacks

To slake (lime).
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Slacks

To be or become slack.
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Slacks

To be inactive or avoid work
Slacked around the house all day.
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Slacks

A loose part, as of a rope or sail
Hauled in the slack.
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Slacks

A period of little activity; a lull
A slack in business.
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Slacks

A cessation of movement in a current of air or water.
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Slacks

An area of still water.
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Slacks

Unused capacity
Still some slack in the economy.
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Slacks

Slacks Casual pants that are not part of a suit.
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Slacks

A mixture of coal fragments, coal dust, and dirt that remains after screening coal.
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Slacks

A small dell or hollow.
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Slacks

A bog; a morass.
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Slacks

In a slack manner
A banner hanging slack.
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Slacks

Plural of slack
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Slacks

(dated) Semi-formal trousers which are less formal than those that are part of a suit but nowadays are considered suitable casualwear in most offices. (Takes a plural verb even when referring to a single pair; may be referred to as a pair of slacks.)
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Slacks

(usually in the plural) pants for casual wear
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