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.

Nearby words

  1. bell's muscle,
  2. bell's palsy,
  3. bell, alexander graham,
  4. bell, clive,
  5. bell, john,
  6. bell-bottoms,
  7. bell-hanger's bit,
  8. bell-ringer,
  9. bell-shaped curve,
  10. bell-topper

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 Formsbell-bottomed, adjective

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