Pantaloon meaning

păn'tə-lo͝on'
A character in the commedia dell'arte, portrayed as a foolish old man in tight trousers and slippers.
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Trousers; pants.
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A stock character in modern pantomime, the butt of a clown's jokes.
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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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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