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

Word History


Scottish Gaelic triubhas

First Known Use

circa 1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of trews was circa 1568

Dictionary Entries Near trews

Cite this Entry

“Trews.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trews. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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