trouserless

trousers

[trou-zerz]
noun (used with a plural verb)
1.
Sometimes, trouser. Also called pants. a usually loose-fitting outer garment for the lower part of the body, having individual leg portions that reach typically to the ankle but sometimes to any of various other points from the upper leg down. Compare Bermuda shorts, breeches, knickers ( def 1 ), short ( def 29a ), slacks.

Origin:
1585–95; trouse (variant of trews) + (draw)ers

trouserless, adjective
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trousers (ˈtraʊzəz)
 
pl n
1.  a garment shaped to cover the body from the waist to the ankles or knees with separate tube-shaped sections for both legs
2.  informal (Brit) wear the trousers US equivalent: wear the pants to have control, esp in a marriage
 
[C17: from earlier trouse, a variant of trews, influenced by drawers]
 
'trousered
 
adj
 
'trouserless
 
adj

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trousers
1612, earlier trouzes (1581), extended from trouse (1578), with plural ending typical of things in pairs, from Gaelic or Middle Irish triubhas "close-fitting shorts," of uncertain origin. The unexplained intrusive second -r- is perhaps by influence of drawers.
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