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trunk hose

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noun plural \ˈtrəŋk-\

Definition of trunk hose

  1. :  short full breeches reaching about halfway down the thigh that were worn chiefly in the late 16th and early 17th centuries



Origin and Etymology of trunk hose

probably from obsolete English trunk to truncate


First Known Use: 1618


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