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bowyangs

/ˈbəʊjæŋz/
plural noun
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(Austral & NZ, history) a pair of strings or straps secured round each trouser leg below the knee, worn esp by sheep-shearers and other labourers
Word Origin
C19: from English dialect bowy-yanks leggings
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