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trunk hose

noun, (used with a plural verb)
full, baglike breeches covering the body from the waist to the middle of the thigh or lower, sometimes having the stockings attached in one piece, worn by men in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Origin of trunk hose
1615-25 Unabridged
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trunk hose

a man's puffed-out breeches reaching to the thighs and worn with tights in the 16th century
Word Origin
C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps from the obsolete trunk to truncate
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