A group of men in knee breeches.
breeches definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- trousers reaching to or just below the knees and often tapered to fit closely
- Informal any trousers
Origin: see breech
breeches - Phrases/Idioms
too big for one's breeches
Informal too forward, presumptuous, etc. for one's position or status