bell-bottom

[ bel-bot-uh m ]
/ ˈbɛlˌbɒt əm /

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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British Dictionary definitions for bell-bottoms

bell-bottoms

pl n

trousers that flare from the knee and have wide bottoms

Derived Forms

bell-bottomed, adjective
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