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

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 Here, shop 15 longline, high-waisted, wide-legged, and pleated pairs of trouser jeans to add to your denim collection now. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 23 Mar. 2021 His signature safari jacket paired with a formal trouser is still known as a Kaunda suit in many parts of Africa. CNN, 17 June 2021 Women wearing hats and gloves and men in a full trouser silhouette helped achieve this distillation of elements. Emma Fraser, Vulture, 11 June 2021 Paired with a trouser and tank, or with sweatpants and socks for those cold summer nights, everyone absolutely needs at least one pair of Birkenstocks in rotation. Imani Granger, Marie Claire, 18 May 2021 Be mindful; socks should match the color of the trouser not the footwear. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 30 May 2021 Pair a silk scarf with trouser shorts for everyday chicness. Imani Granger, Marie Claire, 18 May 2021 Shop 15 chic tunic and trouser pairings pre-styled for you, below. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 21 Apr. 2021 Last month Stella McCartney released the world’s first garment made of Mylo: a sensual-yet-athletic black top and utilitarian trouser, featuring the mushroom leather laid on recycled nylon scuba. Anna Haines, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: 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,, 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,, 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

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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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The first known use of trouser was in 1681

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“Trouser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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