zouave pants

noun

sometimes capitalized Z
: baggy trousers that are gathered at the waist and at the knee, calf, or ankle

Word History

Etymology

so called from their resemblance to the baggy trousers worn by Zouaves

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“Zouave pants.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zouave%20pants. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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