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Capri pants

noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
women's casual trousers with a tapered leg that end above the ankle and a vertical slit at the outside bottom edge.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; after Capri
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Capri pants

plural noun
1.
women's tight-fitting trousers
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Capri pants

1956 (said to have been designed c.1948), from Capri, Italian island; so called perhaps because they were first popular in Capri, which was emerging as a European holiday destination about this time (cf. Bermuda shorts).

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