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trews

[ trooz ]
/ truz /
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noun (used with a plural verb)
close-fitting tartan trousers, worn especially by certain Scottish regiments.
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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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