[ breeks, briks ]

noun(used with a plural verb)Scot. and North England.
  1. breeches; trousers.

Words Nearby breeks Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use breeks in a sentence

  • He didn't care about the sodden wadmal breeks and tunic that hung around his skin.

    The Valor of Cappen Varra | Poul William Anderson
  • Thirdly, What Charlie Waddie's to tak' for mendin' my breeks, is what neither you nor me ken.

    Scotch Wit and Humor | W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
  • It's ill getting the breeks aff the Highlandman is a proverb that savours very strong of a Lowland Scotch origin.

  • I hae cuist'n my coat and waistcoat, and faith I dinna ken how lang I can thole my breeks.' '

  • There'll be a hole in the breeks of the other that'll tak a quare width of cloth to make a patch for it.

    The Northern Iron | George A. Birmingham

British Dictionary definitions for breeks


/ (briːks) /

pl n
  1. Scot trousers

Origin of breeks

Scot variant of breeches

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