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[breeks, briks]
noun (used with a plural verb) Scot. and North England.
  1. breeches; trousers.
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Examples from the Web for breeks

Historical Examples

  • All the world knows that it is ill taking the breeks off a Highlander.

    Soldiers Three, Part II.

    Rudyard Kipling

  • "I 'll be wipin off a streak o' red upon me breeks" Duke: Quick!

    Wappin' Wharf

    Charles S. Brooks

  • In about one minute I 'll be wipin' off a streak o' red upon me breeks.

    Wappin' Wharf

    Charles S. Brooks

  • If ye sell your purse to your wife, gie her your breeks to the bargain.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • They may wear the breeks, but the women wear the brains, I trow.

British Dictionary definitions for breeks


pl n
  1. Scot trousers
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Word Origin

Scot variant of breeches
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