noun (used with a plural verb)

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

Origin of trews

1560–70; < Irish and Scots Gaelic triubhas < Old French trebus breeches Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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