plus fours

long, baggy knickers for men, introduced before World War I and worn until the 1930s for sports activities, especially golf.

1915–20; so called because four inches are added to the length of ordinary knickers to give the desired looseness

plus-foured, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
plus fours
pl n
men's baggy knickerbockers reaching below the knee, now only worn for hunting, golf, etc
[C20: so called because the trousers are made with four inches of material to hang over at the knee]

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