britches

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

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Recent Examples on the Web College football has grown too big for its britches, and the NCAA long ago abdicated its parental duties. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "College football is back (sort of) in some places — but should it be?," 12 Sep. 2020

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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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“Britches.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/britches. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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britches

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

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