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British Dictionary definitions for trouse

trouse

pl n
  1. British close-fitting breeches worn in Ireland

Word Origin

from Irish and Scot Gaelic triubhas : compare trews
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for trouse

Historical Examples

  • Trousers was earlier trouses, plural of trouse, now trews, and was used especially of Irish native costume.

    The Romance of Words (4th ed.)

    Ernest Weekley


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