pantaloon

[ pan-tl-oon ]
/ ˌpæn tlˈun /

noun

pantaloons, a man's close-fitting garment for the hips and legs, worn especially in the 19th century, but varying in form from period to period; trousers.
(usually initial capital letter)Also Pan·ta·lo·ne [pan-tl-oh-ney, pahn-; Italian pahn-tah-law-ne]. /ˌpæn tlˈoʊ neɪ, ˌpɑn-; Italian ˌpɑn tɑˈlɔ nɛ/. (in commedia dell'arte) a foolish old Venetian merchant, usually the head of a household, generally lascivious and frequently deceived in the course of lovers' intrigues.
(in the modern pantomime) a foolish, vicious old man, the butt and accomplice of the clown.

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Origin of pantaloon

1580–90; <Middle French Pantalon<Upper Italian (Venetian ) Pantalone nickname for a Venetian, variant of Pantaleone, name of a 4th-century saint once a favorite of the Venetians
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British Dictionary definitions for pantaloon

pantaloon
/ (ˌpæntəˈluːn) /

noun theatre

(in pantomime) an absurd old man, the butt of the clown's tricks
(usually capital) (in commedia dell'arte) a lecherous old merchant dressed in pantaloons

Word Origin for pantaloon

C16: from French Pantalon, from Italian Pantalone, local nickname for a Venetian, probably from San Pantaleone, a fourth-century Venetian saint
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