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petticoat breeches

plural noun
men's breeches, often ornate, having loose, skirtlike legs, worn in France and England from about 1650 to 1680.
Also called Rhinegrave breeches.
Origin of petticoat breeches
1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It resembled a man dressed in what, in former ages, were known as petticoat-breeches.

    The Last Entry William Clark Russell

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