petticoat breeches

plural noun

men's breeches, often ornate, having loose, skirtlike legs, worn in France and England from about 1650 to 1680.

Origin of petticoat breeches

First recorded in 1650–60
Also called Rhinegrave breeches. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for petticoat breeches

  • It resembled a man dressed in what, in former ages, were known as petticoat-breeches.

    The Last Entry|William Clark Russell