knee breeches

noun
breeches ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1825–35

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Example sentences
The butler never wears the livery of a footman and on no account knee breeches or powder.
Little boys snits frequently consist of three pieces- the jacket, the waistcoat and the short trousers or knee breeches.
Besides this, they wear leather aprons, knee breeches.
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