Pant-alone

pantaloon

[pan-tl-oon]
noun
1.
pantaloons, a man's close-fitting garment for the hips and legs, worn especially in the 19th century, but varying in form from period to period; trousers.
2.
(usually initial capital letter) . Also, Pantalone [pan-tl-oh-ney, pahn-; Italian pahn-tah-law-ne] . (in commedia dell'arte) a foolish old Venetian merchant, usually the head of a household, generally lascivious and frequently deceived in the course of lovers' intrigues.
3.
(in the modern pantomime) a foolish, vicious old man, the butt and accomplice of the clown.

Origin:
1580–90; < Middle French Pantalon < Upper Italian (Venetian) Pantalone nickname for a Venetian, variant of Pantaleone, name of a 4th-century saint once a favorite of the Venetians

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pantaloon (ˌpæntəˈluːn)
 
n
1.  (in pantomime) an absurd old man, the butt of the clown's tricks
2.  (usually capital) (in commedia dell'arte) a lecherous old merchant dressed in pantaloons
 
[C16: from French Pantalon, from Italian Pantalone, local nickname for a Venetian, probably from San Pantaleone, a fourth-century Venetian saint]

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