[bel-bot-uh m]


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


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

Origin of bell-bottom

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for bell-bottoms


pl n

trousers that flare from the knee and have wide bottoms
Derived Formsbell-bottomed, adjective
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