trunk hose

plural noun
\ ˈtrəŋk- How to pronounce trunk hose (audio) \

Definition of trunk hose

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

First Known Use of trunk hose

1618, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trunk hose

probably from obsolete English trunk to truncate

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“Trunk hose.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trunk%20hose. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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