plural noun

: loose baggy trousers gathered tightly at the ankle and worn especially in Argentina and Uruguay for riding and outdoor work

Word History


borrowed from American Spanish (Argentina) bombachas, bombachos, from Spanish bomba "pump, bomb" (hence something puffy or globular) + -acho, -acha, augmentative and pejorative suffix

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“Bombachas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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