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1 (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers" [syn: trousers]
2 (usually in the plural) underpants worn by women; "she was afraid that her bloomers might have been showing" [syn: bloomers, drawers, knickers]

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Etymology 1

Abbreviated form of pantaloons.


pants (plural)
  1. A garment worn by men and women that covers the body from the waist downwards, usually as far as the ankles; trousers.
  2. In the context of "UK|colloquial, not all areas|pluralia tantum": A garment worn by men or women that covers the genitals and often the buttocks and the neighbouring parts of the body; panties, shorts.
  3. In the context of "fashion industry}}

Extensive Definition

Pants may refer to:
  • In North-American English:
    • Trousers, a long outer garment worn at the hips
See also: Jeans, Breeches, Chinos
  • In the United Kingdom and former British colonies who maintain British-style parlance and education systems:
    • Underpants, a garment worn underneath an outer layer of clothing that covers the crotch
See also: Knickers, Briefs, Boxer Shorts, Worldwide Pants Incorporated

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bermuda shorts, Capri pants, bags, bells, bloomers, blue jeans, breeches, breeks, briefs, britches, buckskins, chivarras, clam diggers, cords, corduroys, culottes, denims, drawers, dungarees, flannels, hot pants, jeans, jodhpurs, knee breeches, knickerbockers, knickers, overalls, pair of trousers, pajamas, pantalets, pantaloons, panties, peg pants, pegtops, plus-fours, rompers, sacks, shintiyan, shorts, slacks, smallclothes, tights, trews, trousers, trunks, tweeds, underpants, undies, whites
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