- leather shorts, usually with suspenders, worn especially in Bavaria.
Origin of lederhosen
1935–40; < German, equivalent to Leder leather + Hosen trousers, shorts
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He grabs Alice, now dressed in lederhosen, by the arm, and the two get it on, on the dance floor.Alice, Bratty in Wonderland
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The Germans push native Lederhosen and Dirndls over blue jeans.The Civilization of Illiteracy</p>
- leather shorts with H-shaped braces, worn by men in Austria, Bavaria, etc
German: leather trousers
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