- Also bell-bot·tomed. (of trousers) wide and flaring at the bottoms of the legs.
- bell-bottoms, (used with a plural verb) bell-bottom trousers.
Origin of bell-bottom
First recorded in 1885–90
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Word Origin and History for bell bottoms
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