noun (used with a plural verb)
Origin of trousers
Definition for trousers (2 of 2)
Origin of trouser
Examples from the Web for trousers
The (very wealthy) de la Renta women wore bold colors, flared sleeves, full-bodied skirts and trousers.Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta, American Great, Dead at 82|Tim Teeman|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gracie packed up her Wellington boots, long-sleeved shirts, and trousers, and flew to Caracas with a five-liter alembic still.When a Modern-Day Indiana Jones Met an Adventurous Gin Distiller|Ann Binlot|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We will have to hear what he says,” said one as he smoothed out his trousers.
Think wearing yellow lipstick, lime-green nails, and a SpongeBob SquarePants jumper with no trousers.The Improbable Rise of Rita Ora: A Guide for the Modern-Day Celebrity|Emma Gannon|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The creases in his trousers are so fierce they look like crowbars are sewn into them.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town|E. Jean Carroll|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had taken off his coat and waistcoat and his trousers seemed smothered with dust.Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Wilmot's giving hand had slipped automatically into his trousers pocket.The Penalty|Gouverneur Morris
He had already put one of the young mice in his trousers pocket when the mother reappeared out of the stubble beside the nest.
I managed to lose my cap, a shot went through the collar of my coat, and one through my trousers.
He was dressed rather gorgeously in a cashmere tunic, gold-bedecked belt, trousers, high boots and turban.At the Court of the Amr|John Alfred Gray
British Dictionary definitions for trousers (1 of 2)
Word Origin for trousers
British Dictionary definitions for trousers (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for trousers
1610s, earlier trouzes (1580s), extended from trouse (1570s), with plural ending typical of things in pairs, from Gaelic or Middle Irish triubhas "close-fitting shorts," of uncertain origin. The unexplained intrusive second -r- is perhaps by influence of drawers.