Lederhosen Definition

Leather shorts, often with suspenders, worn by men and boys, especially in Bavaria.
American Heritage
Traditional short leather pants worn with suspenders by men and boys in the Alps.
Webster's New World

Knee-breeches made of leather.


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

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