An outer garment for covering the body from the waist to the ankles, divided into sections to fit each leg separately.
Origin of trouserBack-formation from trousers, alteration of obsolete trouse, from Scottish Gaelic triubhas.
- (used attributively as a modifier) Of or relating to trousers.
- trouser leg
- (in clothing retail and fashion) A pair of trousers.
- And this is our linen trouser, sir.
- Outside the clothing retail and fashion industries, the use of the noun trouser to refer to a pair of trousers is rare, and often considered pretentious.
(third-person singular simple present trousers, present participle trousering, simple past and past participle trousered)