Plus-fours definition

Loose knickers bagging below the knees, worn formerly for sports.
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Baggy knickerbockers worn, esp. formerly, for active sports.
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Trousers that extend four inches below the knee, traditionally associated with sports, especially golf.
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Origin of plus-fours

  • From the fact that they were four inches longer than ordinary knickers

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