plural noun
le·​der·​ho·​sen | \ ˈlā-dər-ˌhō-zᵊn How to pronounce lederhosen (audio) \

Definition of lederhosen

: leather shorts often with suspenders worn especially in Bavaria

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LOL Observation Only servers in beer halls and restaurants sport dirndls and lederhosen—which like any flight attendant’s garb, are uniforms for work. William Sertl, WSJ, "Brief, Breezy and Foolproof Itineraries to 6 European Cities," 16 Jan. 2019 Boutiques hawking 1,200-euro embroidered deer-hide lederhosen suits and wild-gentian schnapps line the town of Rottach-Egern’s main drag, wedged tightly with Audis and Porsches. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018 Married with two young children and the owner of a small business selling traditional Bavarian clothing such as lederhosen, Maria Reiter is a classic supporter of the state’s ruling Christian Social Union party. Iain Rogers, Bloomberg.com, "In Bavaria, Anti-Merkel Campaign on Migration Reaches Limits," 28 June 2018 The pugnacious Brit with the pint-a-day body; or the boot-heeled Bavarian, fahrting in its lederhosen of chip-resistant body cladding? Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 BMW X2: Like a Mini Cooper, but Better," 21 June 2018 Inside, stencils of flowers, women in dirndls, and men in lederhosen adorn the walls. Sue Hertz, BostonGlobe.com, "Learning to roll with Canadian June," 25 Apr. 2018 In addition to the two outfit request on the day, guests were also asked to deck themselves out in traditional Austrian attire for the dirndl and lederhosen rehearsal dinner the night before. Marcia Moody, Town & Country, "Why Pippa Middleton's Guests Have to Bring Two Outfits to Her Wedding," 19 May 2017 Each year villagers gather at the Gasthaus Fliegl restaurant, where, accompanied by a brass band in lederhosen, the religious Saint George Society invites locals to join an Easter Monday horseback ride. The Economist, "Bavaria’s conservatives are embracing identity politics to fend off the far right," 5 Apr. 2018 Drop the lederhosen and beer steins of Bavaria and head to Germany’s beachy North Sea barrier islands, Sylt and Amrum. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why You Should Skip Paris on Your First Trip to Europe," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of lederhosen

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lederhosen

German, from Middle High German lederhose, from leder leather + hose trousers

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