trouser

noun
trou·​ser | \ ˈtrau̇-zər How to pronounce trouser (audio) \

Definition of trouser

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: pants sense 1 usually used in plural

trouser

adjective

Definition of trouser (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or designed for trousers trouser pockets
2 : of or relating to a male dramatic role played by a woman

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Judging from the catalog alone, this year's selection will include plaid trousers and ankle-length coats, bright structured separates, colorful knit sweaters, floral midi skirts, camel knee-high boots, and the list goes on. refinery29.com, "How To Shop The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Before Everyone Else," 15 July 2019 Earlier this week, the two stepped out in red and white stripes, again with Jolie in a statement-making dress and Bisset in a chic trouser ensemble. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Angelina Jolie Proves She is, In Fact, A Greek Goddess," 9 July 2019 Her strapless crop top was covered in fringe hanging down her torso, and her high-waisted zip-up trousers contained matching embellishments. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "From Zendaya’s Custom Couture Crop Top to Celine Dion’s Canine Arm Candy, These Are The Best Looks of The Week," 5 July 2019 From the first outfit — a white suit with blousy sleeves and creased trousers with side slits — a soft color palette was revealed. Washington Post, "Fendi stages ethereal tribute to Lagerfeld in ancient Rome," 4 July 2019 The show marked a movement of the label’s sharply tailored proportions into more languid, volumized silhouettes such as billowy harem trousers. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Starry Crowd Gathers in Malibu for Saint Laurent's Mick Jagger-Inspired Men's Show," 7 June 2019 But from women wearing trousers to the birth of the string bikini, some changes to the fashion world aren’t just trendy or cyclical. Shira Feder, Vox, "The rise of granny panties," 5 June 2019 Amal wore a tartan print Prabal Gurung asymmetrical top and flared trousers from the designer's Pre-Fall '19 collection. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney's Boho Chic Airport Style Has Us Ready for Summer," 14 May 2019 This was Siriano's dream Hawaii vacation, in everything from elegant tropical prints in dresses and flared trousers with matching chunky heels to animal prints to a showstopper of an organza evening gown in chartreuse. Leanne Italie, Fox News, "Christian Siriano puts some politics on his Hawaii runway," 10 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Also known as bermuda shorts, biking shorts, or trouser shorts, these shorts are shorter than capris and longer than well, shorts, but still have enough fabric to be HR friendly and incredibly chic. Teen Vogue, "Short Shorts Are Out, Long Shorts Are In! Shop Our 15 Favorite Pairs," 31 May 2019 For most of the history of men's fashion, styles— especially trouser styles—have been fairly rigid. Scott Christian, Esquire, "There's No Right or Wrong Way to Wear Your Pants Right Now," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of trouser

Noun

1681, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

circa 1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trouser

Noun

alteration of earlier trouse, from Scottish Gaelic triubhas

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