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knee pants

plural noun
  1. knee-length pants, especially those formerly worn by boys considered too young to wear full-length trousers (often used as a term symbolizing youth): I haven't felt this way since I was in knee pants.
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Origin of knee pants

First recorded in 1865–70
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Historical Examples of knee pants

  • Then you put on knee-pants, and afterward youth's long trousers.

    Certain Success

    Norval A. Hawkins

  • They turn out one hundred and twenty dozen “knee-pants” a week, for which the manufacturer pays seventy cents a dozen.