trews

plural noun
\ ˈtrüz How to pronounce trews (audio) \

Definition of trews

1 chiefly British : pants sense 1 especially : tight-fitting trousers usually of tartan
2 : close-cut tartan shorts worn under the kilt in Highland dress

First Known Use of trews

circa 1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trews

Scottish Gaelic triubhas

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“Trews.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trews. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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