trews

[ trooz ]
/ truz /
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noun (used with a plural verb)

close-fitting tartan trousers, worn especially by certain Scottish regiments.

Nearby words

  1. trevithick, richard,
  2. trevor,
  3. trevor nunn,
  4. trevor, william,
  5. trevor-roper,
  6. trey,
  7. treyf,
  8. trez-tine,
  9. trf,
  10. trh

Origin of trews

1560–70; < Irish and Scots Gaelic triubhas < Old French trebus breeches

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British Dictionary definitions for trews

trews

/ (truːz) /

pl n

mainly British close-fitting trousers, esp of tartan cloth and worn by certain Scottish soldiers

Word Origin for trews

C16: from Scottish Gaelic triubhas, from Old French trebus; see trousers

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