plural noun
britch·​es | \ ˈbri-chəz How to pronounce britches (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Clooney gives a brilliant voice performance in the title role of the fox who’s often too big for his corduroy britches. Ben Flanagan |, al, 6 May 2022 Hang on to your britches, Big Bounce America is coming to Louisville. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 21 Apr. 2022 Macbeth has sometimes come off as a man too big for his britches — and punished for it accordingly. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 15 Jan. 2022 That is meant neither to be patronizing, nor a pat on the britches and a tousle of the hair. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Sep. 2021 Some annuals and perennials can be just too big for their botanical britches. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 10 July 2021 Despite the quick success, West certainly hasn't gotten too big for his britches. Marisa Spyker, Southern Living, 18 June 2021 College football has grown too big for its britches, and the NCAA long ago abdicated its parental duties. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 12 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of britches

1571, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for britches

alteration of breeches

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The first known use of britches was in 1571

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16 May 2022

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“Britches.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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noun plural
britch·​es | \ ˈbri-chəz How to pronounce britches (audio) \

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