men's breeches, often ornate, having loose, skirtlike legs, worn in France and England from about 1650 to 1680.
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Also called Rhinegrave breeches.
Origin of petticoat breeches
First recorded in 1650–60
Words nearby petticoat breeches
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It resembled a man dressed in what, in former ages, were known as petticoat-breeches.The Last Entry|William Clark Russell