peg top

noun
1.
a child's wooden top that spins on a metal peg.
2.
peg tops, peg-top trousers.

Origin:
1730–40

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peg-top

[peg-top]
adjective
wide at the hips and narrowing to the ankle: peg-top trousers; peg-top skirts.

Origin:
1730–40; adj. use of peg top (def 1)

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peg top
 
n
a child's spinning top, usually made of wood with a metal centre pin

peg-top
 
adj
(of skirts, trousers, etc) wide at the hips then tapering off towards the ankle

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They had bought flaring suits with huge peg-top trousers and gigantic padded shoulders.
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