: short full breeches reaching about halfway down the thigh that were worn chiefly in the late 16th and early 17th centuries

Word History


probably from obsolete English trunk to truncate

First Known Use

1618, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trunk hose was in 1618

Dictionary Entries Near trunk hose

Cite this Entry

“Trunk hose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trunk%20hose. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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