- full, baglike breeches covering the body from the waist to the middle of the thigh or lower, sometimes having the stockings attached in one piece, worn by men in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Origin of trunk hose
Examples from the Web for trunk hose
Historical Examples of trunk hose
Her successes have varied inversely as the length of her trunk-hose.
Trunk-hose of a goodly diameter, and wide-flapped boots, decorated the lower extremity of his person.
Let not thy breeches be too tight, or hang too loose about thy thighs, like the trunk-hose of our ancestors.The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
For my part, I expect to see the use of trunk-hose and buttered ale ascribed to the influence of the feudal system.The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
- a man's puffed-out breeches reaching to the thighs and worn with tights in the 16th century