Lederhosen meaning

lā'dər-hō'zən
Leather shorts, often with suspenders, worn by men and boys, especially in Bavaria.
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Traditional short leather pants worn with suspenders by men and boys in the Alps.
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Knee-breeches made of leather.
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Origin of lederhosen

  • German from Middle High German lederhose leder leather (from Old High German ledar) hose trousers (from Old High German hosa (s)keu- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from German Lederhose. The -n at the end of the singular nominative is a feature of the Bavarian dialect.
    From Wiktionary