of or relating to trousers or a trouser: trouser cuffs; a trouser seam.


a leg of a pair of trousers.

Origin of trouser

First recorded in 1600–10; back formation from trousers Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for trouser

Contemporary Examples of trouser

Historical Examples of trouser

  • "She's bitten me," repeated the nephew, pulling up his trouser leg.

    The Burning Spear

    John Galsworthy

  • Fortunately he found in his trouser pocket a copper to satisfy the conductor.

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • I examined them with care, and there was no doubt that they were trouser buttons.

  • In a man it is perhaps better first to take the knee of the trouser.

  • The bottoms of his trouser legs hung about his knees in a fringe.

British Dictionary definitions for trouser



(modifier) of or relating to trouserstrouser buttons


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