bloomers

/ (ˈbluːməz) /

pl n

informal women's or girls' baggy knickers
(formerly) loose trousers gathered at the knee worn by women for cycling and athletics
Also called: rational dress history long loose trousers gathered at the ankle and worn under a shorter skirt

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Word Origin for bloomers

from bloomer, a garment introduced in about 1850 and publicized by Mrs A. Bloomer (1818–94), US social reformer
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