bowyang

noun
bow·​yang | \ ˈbōˌyaŋ \
plural -s

Definition of bowyang

Australia
: a cord or strap tied around a worker's trousers just below the knee usually used in plural

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History and Etymology for bowyang

alteration of English dialect bowy-yanks (plural) leather leggings

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“Bowyang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bowyang. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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