bell-bottom

[bel-bot-uh m]

adjective

Also bell-bot·tomed. (of trousers) wide and flaring at the bottoms of the legs.

noun

bell-bottoms, (used with a plural verb) bell-bottom trousers.

Origin of bell-bottom

First recorded in 1885–90
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Word Origin and History for bell bottoms
n.

type of trousers, 1882, from bell (n.) + bottom (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper