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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. 2017.
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  • "Yes, some more," the little fellow heaved a great sigh and took hold of Watts' trouser leg.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • Billy slowly got up from the ground, and dusted off his trouser knees.

    Cricket at the Seashore Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
  • Mess over, we all hie out to the two main roads that lead to the Post Exchange, jingling coins in our trouser pockets.

    Conscript 2989 Irving Crump
  • Without attention he put his pistol away in a trouser pocket.

    Monkey On His Back Charles V. De Vet
  • The suit he wore was a wrinkled corduroy, with trouser legs thrust into high-laced boots.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
  • He fumbled in his trouser pocket, and passed him a sovereign.

    The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
  • To-day one of the choppers made a sudden grab for his trouser leg; a snake was crawling up.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • She saw him thrust his hands hastily into his trouser pockets.

  • He plunged his hand into his trouser pocket and brought out a pile of sovereigns, which he balanced in his palm.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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