trou·​ser | \ ˈtrau̇-zər \

Definition of trouser

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: pants sense 1 usually used in plural



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

Examples of trouser in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

For his latest outing, Offset wore a pair of baggy striped trousers by Gunther Paris in gray and black, which appeared to be cut from a thick wool fabric. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Could Offset’s New Look Signal the End of Rappers in Skinny Jeans?," 13 Jan. 2019 Wide-leg trousers, typically done in heavy wool, are easy to move in when rethought in a material that's breathable, quick-drying, and wrinkle-resistant. Leah Melby Clinton, Marie Claire, "How to Wear Leggings to Work This Fall," 28 Aug. 2018 Pick trousers with an ankle crop so your outfit looks fitted to your frame. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Cute Fall Outfits That Demand to Be Instagrammed," 25 July 2018 Mandarin collars balanced out short hemlines on dresses, and straight-leg trousers maintained an air of sophistication in multiple looks. Rebecca Deczynski, Woman's Day, "The 3 Biggest, Most Wearable Trends for Spring 2014," 10 Sep. 2013 Probably because Jinger's mother, Michelle, had a strict rule for her daughters growing up about not wearing trousers. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Counting On' Star Jinger Duggar Just Shocked Her Fans By Wearing Pants," 6 Dec. 2018 Many elderly Jews here still wear a piece of black cloth at the hem of their trousers, a sign of mourning for the ancient temple’s destruction. Leslie Camhi, ELLE Decor, "Inside the World's Most Beautiful Synagogues," 5 Nov. 2018 Royal fans have investigated why Prince George, shorts enthusiast, never wears full-length trousers; but what about his little sister Princess Charlotte? Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Princess Charlotte Is Always Wearing Dresses," 3 Aug. 2018 This week, Kate Moss wore striped yellow trousers to a benefit event in London. Aubri Juhasz, The Cut, "The Best-est Party Looks of the Week," 6 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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


1681, in the meaning defined above


circa 1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trouser


alteration of earlier trouse, from Scottish Gaelic triubhas

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