Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary


noun plural le·der·ho·sen \ˈlā-dər-ˌhō-zən\

Definition of lederhosen

  1. :  leather shorts often with suspenders worn especially in Bavaria

Origin and Etymology of lederhosen

German, from Middle High German lederhose, from leder leather + hose trousers

First Known Use: 1936

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lederhosen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).