Pantaloon definition

păntə-lo͝on
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Tight trousers extending from waist to ankle with straps passing under the instep, worn especially in the 1800s.
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Trousers; pants.
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A character in the commedia dell'arte, portrayed as a foolish old man in tight trousers and slippers.
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A stock character in modern pantomime, the butt of a clown's jokes.
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A stock character in commedia dell'arte, usually a slender, foolish old man wearing tight trousers extending to the feet.
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(person) A similar figure in modern pantomime, the butt of the clown's jokes.
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Tight trousers fastened below the calf or strapped under the boots.
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Later, any trousers.
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An aging buffoon.
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Trousers reminiscent of the tight-fitting leggings traditionally worn by a pantaloon.
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A kind of fabric.
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Men's wide breeches extending from waist to ankle, worn especially in England in the late 1600s.
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Origin of pantaloon

  • French Pantalon from Italian Pantalone after San Pantalone , or Saint Pantaleon (died ad 303), Roman physician and martyr

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French pantalon a kind of trouser from Pantalon Pantaloon Pantaloon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French pantalon, from Italian Pantaleone, a traditional character in 16th-century Italian comedy. See “Commedia dell'arte" in Wikipedia. The name is of Ancient Greek origin and loosely translates as "entirely lion." See παν (pan) and λέων (leōn).

    From Wiktionary