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pedal pushers

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plural noun
  1. slacks that extend to about the midpoint of the calf, worn by girls and women, originally used when cycling.

Origin of pedal pushers

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for pedal pushers

pedal pushers

pl n
  1. calf-length trousers or jeans worn by women
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