bell-bottoms

plural noun
bell-bot·​toms | \ ˈbel-ˈbä-təmz How to pronounce bell-bottoms (audio) \

Definition of bell-bottoms

: pants with wide flaring bottoms

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bell-bottom \ ˈbel-​ˈbä-​təm How to pronounce bell-bottoms (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of bell-bottoms

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bell-bottoms was in 1904

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“Bell-bottoms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bell-bottoms. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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bell-bottoms

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English Language Learners Definition of bell-bottoms

: pants with legs that become much wider at the bottom

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