pedal pushers

plural noun

: women's and girls' calf-length trousers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Off-camera, the actress’ wardrobe consists of her iconic black turtlenecks and capri pants (then known as pedal pushers). Cathy Whitlock, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Oct. 2022 The actress/director kept it similarly low-key in a pair of black pedal pushers, long-sleeve cropped top and slide kitten heels. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, 13 July 2022 Images of Ashley Tisdale and Hilary Duff wearing denim pedal pushers, a weird graphic tee, a newsies cap, and a floss-thin scarf scraping the knees spring to mind. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 1 Nov. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pedal pushers was in 1912

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“Pedal pushers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pedal%20pushers. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

pedal pushers

noun plural
: women's and girls' calf-length trousers
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