noun (used with a plural verb)
- pants off, the,
- panty girdle
Origin of pants
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of pant1
Origin of pant2
Examples from the Web for pants
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
If you Google “Muslim Christmas tree star” you will see a list of right-wing websites wetting their pants over this.
“The girls I used to race with would just pull their pants around their ankles and hang off the back,” Ralphie says with I shrug.
He packed only two pairs of pants, three shirts, and one toothbrush, then set out for Africa with Karl Johnson.
All I knew was the doctor with the Russian Army pants had chosen to stay.
Like the thirsty traveller in a barren waste, her soul yearns for an ocean of delights—and pants and longs in vain.Venus in Boston;|George Thompson
Give me your hand, and feel how it pants like a hungry fiend.
I wish some of my soda-water-in-the-morning club friends could see me perspiring over a pair of pants, dorcassing a defunct sock.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack|Elisha Kent Kane
With this I succeeded in prying my jaws apart, and with a few crumbs of tobacco which I found in my pants' pocket, I found relief.Hunted Down|Harry Granice
I know I am not mistaken about the coat, vest and pants; I got an old coat in its stead which I still keep to show.Two Years and Four Months in a Lunatic Asylum|Hiram Chase
Word Origin for pants
Word Origin for pant
trousers, 1840, see pantaloons. Colloquial singular pant is attested from 1893. To wear the pants "be the dominant member of a household" is first attested 1931. To do something by the seat of (one's) pants "by human instinct" is from 1942, originally of pilots, perhaps with some notion of being able to sense the condition and situation of the plane by engine vibrations, etc. To be caught with (one's) pants down "discovered in an embarrassing condition" is from 1932.
mid-15c., perhaps a shortening of Old French pantaisier "gasp, puff, pant, be out of breath, be in distress" (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *pantasiare "be oppressed with a nightmare, struggle for breathing during a nightmare," literally "to have visions," from Greek phantasioun "have or form images, subject to hallucinations," from phantasia "appearance, image, fantasy" (see phantasm). Related: Panted; panting.
"a gasping breath," c.1500, from pant (v.).
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