pants

[ pants ]
/ pænts /

noun (used with a plural verb)

underpants, especially for women and children; panties.
British. men's underpants, especially long drawers.

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Idioms for pants

    wear the pants, to have the dominant role; be in charge: I guess we know who wears the pants in that family.

Origin of pants

1830–40; short for pantaloons
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British Dictionary definitions for pants

pants
/ (pænts) /

pl n

British an undergarment reaching from the waist to the thighs or knees
Also called: trousers a garment shaped to cover the body from the waist to the ankles or knees with separate tube-shaped sections for both legs
bore the pants off informal to bore extremely
scare the pants off informal to scare extremely

adjective

British slang inferior

Word Origin for pants

C19: shortened from pantaloons; see pantaloon
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Idioms and Phrases with pants

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