Origin of trouserslengthened (prob. modeled on drawers) from obsolete trouse from Gaelic triubhas, trews
Black pants that are the bottom part of a suit that cover your legs and that you wear to work are an example of trousers.
Attested since the 1610s, from the earlier form trouzes (attested since the 1580s), extended from trouse (1570s), with plural ending typical of things in pairs, from Middle Irish triubhas (“close-fitting shorts"), of uncertain origin. The unexplained intrusive second -r- is perhaps due to the influence of drawers.
- The zir-jamah, or trousers,i are of cloth among the higher classes, particularly those of the military order, who affect a garment of a tightness approaching that worn by Europeans.
- Country Parsis in villages wear a tight-fitting sleeveless bodice, and trousers of coloured cloth.
- He stepped into his new trousers, inhaling deeply before buttoning them.
- The dress of Sikh women does not differ greatly from that of Hindu women; but in the Sirsa district and some other parts she wears the Mahommedan sutan or trousers, under the lhenga or skirt.
- In Rajputana, Gujarat and the southern Punjab, Mahommedan women sometimes wear a lhenga or ghagra skirt without trousers; in the Sirsa district and parts of Gujarat the ghagra is worn over the trousers.