Idioms about pants
Origin of pants
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MORE ABOUT PANTS
What is a basic definition of pants?
Pants are an article of clothing that extends from the waist to around the ankles and fits around each leg.
Also known as trousers, pants are worn by people of all genders and ages. As opposed to a dress or a skirt, pants are divided down the middle and have openings for each leg. The fabric of pants wrap around each leg and usually extends to the ankles or at least past the knees.
A single item of this clothing is called “a pair of pants” and multiple items are called “pairs of pants.” This article of clothing is never referred to as a “pant.”
Pants is a general term for this type of clothing and is further divided into other specific kinds of pants, depending on fabric and cut. Jeans are pants made out of denim or corduroy, while leggings are close-fitting pants, often made out of a stretchy material like spandex.
An article of clothing that is identical to pants but stops at or before the knee is referred to as a pair of shorts.
- Used in a sentence: She bought three new pairs of pants to wear with her new sweater.
Among British English speakers, trousers is used to describe this article of clothing. Pants is used specifically to refer to undergarments, especially long drawers worn by men.
Where does pants come from?
The first records of pants come from the 1830s. It is a shortening of the older word pantaloons, which refers to a men’s close-fitting garment worn around the legs, especially popular in the 19th century.
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How is pants used in real life?
Pants is an extremely common word to refer to a very common article of clothing.
Been wearing my pants inside out all day. Only just noticed.
— Patrick Grant (@paddygrant) December 14, 2020
Yes, I am interviewing the CEO of a major travel brand on Zoom this morning and, no, I will not be wearing pants. Carry on! #freelancing
— Matt Villano (@mattvillano) December 11, 2020
I already spilled salsa on my brand new pants :(
— Kel (@4CripesCake) December 17, 2020
Try using pants!
True or False?
The fabric of pants stops above the knee.
How to use pants in a sentence
The Squeeze pants feature cargo-style pockets, with a zippered one in the front for tons of storage.
Fast fashion sites like Shein have been churning out their takes on the pants trend at a ferocious pace.
It’s hard to see how we can go back to a world of plain denim when there are pants options out there for everyone.
The only other acceptable place to wear or carry a beacon is in an internally sewn, beacon-specific pants pocket.
Its sliding outer case features a belt clip that keeps it from jumping out of your pants pocket and also functions as a stand.
So here I am in my requisite Lululemon pants, grunting along to an old hip-hop song at a most ungodly hour.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He wore white gloves, a dignified long black coat, and matching pants and vest, and he carried a dark walking stick.The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate|Philip Dray|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If you Google “Muslim Christmas tree star” you will see a list of right-wing websites wetting their pants over this.
The Plaza Hotel cooked a fancy-pants latke with red wine braised oxtail, horseradish sunchoke cream, and crispy kale.
Shirtless bros with pillowy lips and cargo pants pulled down to expose tufts of pubic hair.Abercrombie & Ditch: The Fall of the House of Tween|Lizzie Crocker|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You're ridin' game in a tough place, as any man has to do who starts with only his pants and his head on.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
He is an old, grizzled man dressed in dungaree pants, a sweater, and a woolen cap with ear flaps.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
He wears the same corduroy pants that Uncle Ben gave him on his twenty-first birthday.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
He was of middle age, black as anthracite coal, bald-headed, (p. 226) and was dressed in pants and coat made of old sailcloth.
He was dressed in pants made of old sailcloth, and the tattered cast-off blouse of a Union soldier.
British Dictionary definitions for pants
Word Origin for pants
Other Idioms and Phrases with pants
In addition to the idiom beginning with pants
- pants off, the
- ants in one's pants
- beat the pants off
- caught with one's pants down
- get the lead out of (one's pants)
- kick in the pants
- seat of the pants
- talk someone's arm (pants) off
- wear the pants