Breeches definition

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Trousers reaching to or just below the knees and often tapered to fit closely.
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(informal) Any trousers.
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Plural form of breech.
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A garment worn by men, covering the hips and thighs; smallclothes.
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too big for one's breeches
  • too forward, presumptuous, etc. for one's position or status
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too big for one's breeches

Origin of breeches

  • Middle English brech, brek, Old English brēc, plural of brōc (“breech, breeches”); akin to Old Norse brók (“breeches”), Danish brog, Dutch broek, German Bruch f; compare Latin bracae (> French braies) which is of Celtic origin. Compare brail.

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