- a stock character in commedia dell'arte, usually a slender, foolish old man wearing tight trousers extending to the feet
- a similar figure in modern pantomime, the butt of the clown's jokes
- tight trousers fastened below the calf or strapped under the boots
- later, any trousers
Origin of pantaloonFrench Pantalon ; from Italian Pantalone, name of a character in 16th-c. Italian comedy, after the Venetian patron saint Pantalone or Pantaleone (; from Classical Greek pantos, panto- + le?n, lion): also used for the garment worn by this character
- a. Men's wide breeches extending from waist to ankle, worn especially in England in the late 1600s.b. Tight trousers extending from waist to ankle with straps passing under the instep, worn especially in the 1800s.
- Trousers; pants.
Origin of pantaloonFrench pantalon, a kind of trouser, from Pantalon, Pantaloon; see Pantaloon.
- often Pan·ta·lo·ne A character in the commedia dell'arte, portrayed as a foolish old man in tight trousers and slippers.
- A stock character in modern pantomime, the butt of a clown's jokes.
Origin of PantaloonFrench Pantalon, from Italian Pantalone, after San Pantalone, or Saint Pantaleon (died AD 303), Roman physician and martyr.
- An aging buffoon.
- Trousers reminiscent of the tight-fitting leggings traditionally worn by a pantaloon.
- A kind of fabric.