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

Examples of lederhosen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dust off the old lederhosen and head on down to The Z Hall this Sunday, Oct. 3 for Oktoberfeast. Emma Stein, Detroit Free Press, 3 Oct. 2021 Beer lovers everywhere, put away your lederhosen and dirndls. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 3 May 2021 Grab your lederhosen and head for Fitch Plaza at the War Memorial Center, the stage for three days of German music, food from Kegel's Inn and Hofbrau German beer. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2020 When Gabalier dropped to the stage floor at the end of the song, streamers in the color of the Austrian flag shot into the audience, and thousands of dirndl and lederhosen wearers cheered. Thomas Rogers, New York Times, 10 Sep. 2019 Don your lederhosen for King’s Oktoberfest at King’s BierHaus complete with German food and drinks, a Bavarian Strongman Competition, beer pong, carnival games and more. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, 16 Oct. 2019 Revelers, some wearing traditional German costumes including lederhosen, ran from the scene as police evacuated the complex. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Oct. 2019 Most men at Denver’s Oktoberfest wore their lederhosen quite loose and baggy. Anna Clauss, The Know, 23 Sep. 2019 The celebration includes stein engravings, sausage eating contests, stein hoisting contests, a goldrush cash punch wall, and a lederhosen and dirndle contest. Myrna Petlicki, chicagotribune.com, 16 Sep. 2019 See More

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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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“Lederhosen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lederhosen. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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