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knee pants

plural noun
knee-length pants, especially those formerly worn by boys considered too young to wear full-length trousers (often used as a term symbolizing youth):
I haven't felt this way since I was in knee pants.
Origin of knee pants
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • They turn out one hundred and twenty dozen “knee-pants” a week, for which the manufacturer pays seventy cents a dozen.

    How the Other Half Lives Jacob A. Riis
  • Then you put on knee-pants, and afterward youth's long trousers.

    Certain Success Norval A. Hawkins

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