- I(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.II(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 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.trousers, breeches, pantaloons, jeans, dungarees, slacks, *britches, overalls, *cords, corduroys, *Levis.WORD FIND• 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
English dictionary for students. 2013.