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[trou-zer] /ˈtraʊ zər/
of or relating to trousers or a trouser:
trouser cuffs; a trouser seam.
a leg of a pair of trousers.
Origin of trouser
First recorded in 1600-10; back formation from trousers Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "She's bitten me," repeated the nephew, pulling up his trouser leg.

    The Burning Spear John Galsworthy
  • Fortunately he found in his trouser pocket a copper to satisfy the conductor.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • I examined them with care, and there was no doubt that they were trouser buttons.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • In a man it is perhaps better first to take the knee of the trouser.

  • The bottoms of his trouser legs hung about his knees in a fringe.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • Billy slowly got up from the ground, and dusted off his trouser knees.

    Cricket at the Seashore Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
  • It was warm, and one of the two women had just pulled up her trouser legs.

    Have We No Rights? Mabel Williamson
  • He took some gold pieces from his trouser pocket and put them on the dish for her.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • His colour deepened, and he rattled some money in a trouser pocket.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for trouser


(modifier) of or relating to trousers: trouser buttons
(transitive) (slang) to take (something, esp money), sometimes surreptitiously, undeservedly or unlawfully
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dust someone's jacket

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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