(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. pl. trousers, breeches; slacks, flannels, jeans, Levi's, dungarees; pantaloons, knickerbockers, knickers, plus-fours; shorts, pedal-pushers, chinos, jodhpurs; bloomers, briefs, panties. See clothing.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Trousers]
Syn. breeches, slacks, jeans, bluejeans, denims, dungarees, Levi's (trademark) overalls, cords, shorts, Bermuda shorts, corduroys, pantaloons, jodhpurs, bell-bottoms, toreador pants, hip-huggers, riding breeches, chaps, short pants, knee britches, clam diggers, knee pants, knickerbockers, knickers, bloomers, rompers, sun suit; see also clothes .
2. [*Underclothing, especially women's]
Syn. underpants, shorts, drawers, briefs, panties, bikinis, scanties, cache-sexe (French), knickers (British); see also clothes , underwear .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
trousers, breeches, pantaloons, jeans, dungarees, slacks, *britches, overalls, *cords, corduroys, *Levis.
army work pants: fatigues
athletic: sweat pants, *sweats
bullfighter’s: toreador pants
calf-length, slitted, tight-fitting: capri pants
cowboy leggings: chaps
Indian loincloth-like with broad legs tapering to ankles: dhoti
jockey: jodhpurs
khaki-colored sport pants: chinos
knee-lengths: surfers, *clamdiggers
leather: buckskins
1960s favorites: bell-bottoms, hip huggers
puffy pants gathered at waist and ankles: harem pants
shorts: Bermuda shorts, *cutoffs, *hot pants, lederhosen
skirtlike pants of various lengths: culottes
straight-cut and tight: stovepipe pants
straight-cut, cuffed, bike-riding pants of the 1940s and 1950s: pedal pushers
stretch pants: spandex pants

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