noun (used with a plural verb)


breeches, britches. Unabridged
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britches (ˈbrɪtʃɪz)
pl n
a variant spelling of breeches

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Word Origin & History

1905, from britch (1620s), an old variant of breeches.
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Example sentences
The financial markets are too big for their britches.
In trying to be ahead of your time, you are bound to annoy some people inclined to see you as too big for your britches.
What he really needs is for one of his parents to tan his britches.
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