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knee pants

plural noun
1.
knee-length pants, especially those formerly worn by boys considered too young to wear full-length trousers (often used as a term symbolizing youth):
I haven't felt this way since I was in knee pants.
Origin of knee pants
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
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  • Over the headstone presently came the knee pants, the faded calico waist with bone buttons.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • It has become the fashion among novelists to introduce their hero in knee pants, their heroine in pinafore and pigtails.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • We were youngsters who ought to have been in knee pants, but the G. M. I. never quailed before guns or duty!

    Dixie After the War

    Myrta Lockett Avary
  • He stood about five feet four, in the long stockings and the knee pants, the spiral legs, the number ten boots.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason
  • Both children wore little reindeer muckluks on their feet, the boy being dressed in flannel blouse waist and knee pants.

    A Woman who went to Alaska May Kellogg Sullivan
  • It did so after considerable delay, and a pimply boy in knee pants showed me upstairs into the waiting-room.

  • A pair 88of knee pants, a conical grass hat, and a hemp shirt formed his entire apparel.

    An Epoch in History

    P. H. Eley
  • He was a four year old Oklahoma Fountleroy, in knee pants, and with golden curls that would make an angel envious.

    Oklahoma Sunshine

    Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller

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