capri pants

plural noun, often capitalized C
ca·​pri pants | \ kə-ˈprē- How to pronounce capri pants (audio) \

Definition of capri pants

: close-fitting women's pants that end above the ankle

called also capris

Examples of capri pants in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Middle-aged women in black capri pants toting black umbrellas. Yi-ling Liu, Harper's Magazine, "Dream State," 31 Aug. 2019 Bellini, wearing a palm-print blouse, beige capri pants, and sandals, maneuvered out of the back to greet Hebrain, who lived there with his wife, Regina, and their infant son. Elizabeth Barber, The New Yorker, "A Nun’s Journey in the Amazon," 17 Feb. 2020 Williams was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, tan capri pants, a red wrap on her head, and several necklaces. Ben Kesslen, NBC News, "Woman is doused with gasoline, set on fire at Taco Bell in Tallahassee, Florida," 24 Oct. 2019 And Gigi Hadid got in on the tie-dye action too, wearing a Polo Ralph Lauren tie-dye t-shirt tucked into capri pants in March while on a casual stroll in New York City. Elana Rubin, Teen Vogue, "Cardi B Wore a Tie-Dye Catsuit to the Made in America Festival," 1 Sep. 2019 Six dancers are clothed in flowing chiffon — women in dresses and men in shirts and capri pants. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mark Morris Dance Group marries music and motion," 15 Aug. 2019 For an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Brosnahan paired her disco curls with a set of glittering taupe Sally Lapointe capri pants and graphic kohl-rimmed eyes—two daring statements that would likely be approved by Bradshaw herself. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Rachel Brosnahan Steps Out With Carrie Bradshaw Curls in New York City," 30 July 2019 Python-print bellbottoms, pastel silk capri pants, and skirt suits with the ’80s padded shoulder, but slightly less. Monica Kim, Vogue, "We11Done Went From Seoul to Berlin—To Make the World’s Chicest Bus Stop," 12 Dec. 2018 As usual, Meghan showed off her impeccable style, this time opting for a simple white shirt with black capri pants. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Looks Chic in a White Shirt and Black Capri Pants at the Polo with Prince Harry," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of capri pants

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for capri pants

Capri, Italy

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9 May 2020

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“Capri pants.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of capri pants

: close-fitting women's pants that end above the ankle

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