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lederhosen

[ley-der-hoh-zuh n] /ˈleɪ dərˌhoʊ zən/
plural noun
1.
leather shorts, usually with suspenders, worn especially in Bavaria.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < German, equivalent to Leder leather + Hosen trousers, shorts
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for lederhosen

lederhosen

/ˈleɪdəˌhəʊzən/
plural noun
1.
leather shorts with H-shaped braces, worn by men in Austria, Bavaria, etc
Word Origin
German: leather trousers
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Word Origin and History for lederhosen
n.

leather shorts worn in Alpine regions, 1937, German, literally "leather trousers" (see leather and hose). Old English had cognate leðerhose. German hosen displaced Old High German bruch, from the basic Germanic word for "trousers" (see breeches).

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