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petticoat breeches

plural noun
1.
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
1650-1660
1650-60
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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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