plural noun
leather shorts, usually with suspenders, worn especially in Bavaria.

1935–40; < German, equivalent to Leder leather + Hosen trousers, shorts

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lederhosen (ˈleɪdəˌhəʊzən)
pl n
leather shorts with H-shaped braces, worn by men in Austria, Bavaria, etc
[German: leather trousers]

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Word Origin & History

1937, from Ger., lit. "leather trousers" (see leather and hose). Leather shorts worn in Alpine regions. O.E. had cognate leðerhose. Ger. hosen displaced O.H.G. bruch (see breeches), the basic Gmc. word for "trousers."
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Example sentences
It's time to slip into your lederhosen, eat brats and get ready to polka.
Put on your lederhosen and join us to celebrate the fall season.
Lederhosen for boys come in full or short lengths with all the appropriate accompaniments.
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