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petticoat breeches

plural noun
  1. men's breeches, often ornate, having loose, skirtlike legs, worn in France and England from about 1650 to 1680.
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Origin of petticoat breeches

First recorded in 1650–60
Also called Rhinegrave breeches.
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  • It resembled a man dressed in what, in former ages, were known as petticoat-breeches.

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    William Clark Russell