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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Definitions for galluses

  1. Older Use. a pair of suspenders for trousers.

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Citations for galluses
He wore a pale green shirt with a thin black stripe in it and blue galluses and his trousers cut across a protruding stomach that he pressed tenderly from time to time with his big flat thumb. Flannery O'Connor, "A Temple of the Holy Ghost," A Good Man Is Hard to Find, 1955
Without the galluses my pants would soon fall down anyway. Robert Morgan, The Hinterlands: A Mountain Tale in Three Parts, 1994
Origin of galluses
1825-1835
Galluses is a variant of gallows meaning "suspenders; braces." It entered English in the early 1800s.