[ trou-zer ]


  1. of or relating to trousers or a trouser:

    trouser cuffs; a trouser seam.


  1. a leg of a pair of trousers.


/ ˈtraʊzə /


  1. modifier of or relating to trousers

    trouser buttons


  1. slang.
    tr to take (something, esp money), sometimes surreptitiously, undeservedly or unlawfully

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Word History and Origins

Origin of trouser1

First recorded in 1600–10; back formation from trousers

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Example Sentences

These days, she more often opts for eighties trousers from her favorite vintage boutique in Brooklyn or upcycled statement pieces from her brand Adiff, the humanitarian clothing label she started right out of fashion school.

The 3,000-year-old wool trousers belonged to a man buried between 1000 and 1200 BCE in Western China.

Of all of his garments, those trousers stood out as truly special.

A more basic question concerns how exactly Yanghai clothes makers transformed yarn spun from sheep’s wool into Turfan Man’s trousers.

These trousers are a tester favorite for cold-weather ­adventures, with reinforcement in the seat, at the knees, and in the pockets.

Traditionally worn by sixth-graders and jocks and those who lounge aggressively, the draw-stringed trouser is defiantly apathetic.

I liked the feel of her thigh through the silk against my trouser leg.

A couple of minutes later, the 2nd Platoon medic lifted my right trouser.

He raised the skirt of his heavy top-coat, and from his trouser-pocket drew out a leather purse.

As he stepped, his old black trouser leg pulled up over his shoe top, and we saw that he wore no stockings.

So we shortened up one of the calico gowns, and I turned up my trouser-legs to my knees and got into it.

His trouser leg was sticky red where the wound in his leg had soaked through the handkerchief.

The trouser, then—the modern trouser—what are we to say of this?


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