trouser

1 of 2

noun

trou·​ser ˈtrau̇-zər How to pronounce trouser (audio)
: pants sense 1
usually used in plural

trouser

2 of 2

adjective

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
It's designed for working out, yet is cute enough to wear out on the town with jeans, trousers, or your favorite skirts. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 18 Feb. 2024 The brown hue of the trousers added a contrast to the black leather top but also added some dimension to her outfit. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 13 Feb. 2024 The five pieces, which included a leather biker jacket, a knitted turtleneck, an undershirt, leather biker trousers, and matching gloves, were adorned with some 394,000 crystals that looked particularly dazzling under the stage lights. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 12 Feb. 2024 Witness one guy named Levi Strauss who created heavy cotton trousers that could stand up to the work – blue jeans. George Bradt, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 The bouclé jacket and matching baggy trousers were originally designed in cream; Kelce opted for the pieces in black, with a few other modifications. Leah Faye Cooper, Vogue, 11 Feb. 2024 To nail high-low dressing, pair your hoodie of choice with more structured pieces like wool topcoats, tailored trousers, or wide-leg jeans. Jake Smith, Glamour, 1 Feb. 2024 The billionaire rap mogul wore a black wool jacket with a satin peak lapel, matching wool trousers, a black cotton poplin shirt, and a black feather flower brooch. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 5 Feb. 2024 On the red carpet, the couple posed for photos with Cruz and Victoria Beckham, and Nicola praised her mother-in-law for designing her premiere outfit — a custom corset and trouser set from Victoria's synonymous brand. Abby Stern, Peoplemag, 4 Feb. 2024
Adjective
First, for the Longchamp presentation earlier this week, Benson worked with hairstylist Joseph Maine to match her camel suede crop top and belted trouser look to a caramel-into-honey-blonde ombré lob. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, 13 Feb. 2020 The quick below-the-knee inspection to ensure that sneakers are tied, trouser cuffs break just right so those snazzy socks are visible . . . every Miami player seemed to have a checklist. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, 22 July 2019 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, 31 May 2019 For most of the history of men's fashion, styles— especially trouser styles—have been fairly rigid. Scott Christian, Esquire, 1 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

alteration of earlier trouse, from Scottish Gaelic triubhas

First Known Use

Noun

1681, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

circa 1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of trouser was in 1681

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“Trouser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trouser. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

trouser

adjective
trou·​ser
ˈtrau̇-zər
: of, relating to, or designed for trousers
trouser pockets

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