pedal pushers

plural noun

Definition of pedal pushers

: women's and girls' calf-length trousers

Examples of pedal pushers in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not the pastry dresses anyway (the brocade jean jackets and shepherdess pedal pushers maybe). Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2020 Offscreen, Hepburn made wearing pedal pushers and simple, unadorned tops into an art. Whitney Perry, Glamour, 15 Jan. 2020 Tie-Dye Everything T-shirts, hoodies, pedal pushers, caftans, handbags, button-downs, bikinis…literally everything is getting the tie-dye treatment. Emily Farra, Vogue, 26 July 2019 The actress attended Comic-Con International festival in San Diego, California this weekend, wearing a pair of silk pedal pusher shorts by Louis Vuitton. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 22 July 2018 The boy, in quaint pedal pushers, speaks in digital tongues to William, teasing and prodding him to participate in the park’s games now that the stakes are real. Sonia Saraiya, HWD, 20 Apr. 2018 With all those runners, walkers and pedal pushers looking for sponsors, Ouisie's Table, the River Oaks restaurant at 3939 San Felipe, is providing a way to support one's team spirit as well as provide some spirits for the team. Houston Chronicle, 27 Mar. 2018 We would be dropped off in our pedal pushers and tennis shoes, and wait patiently until the wrangler assigned us to our particular horses. Benjamin Oreskes,, 25 Jan. 2018 As more of Myanmar’s drivers shift to the left seat, oncoming traffic will be easier to spot; but these kerbside pedal pushers will be more exposed than ever. The Economist, 4 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of pedal pushers

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Pedal pushers.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pedal pushers

: girls' or women's pants that go down to a part of the leg that is a short distance below the knee


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