Plus Fours Definition

Loose knickers bagging below the knees, worn formerly for sports.
American Heritage
Baggy knickerbockers worn, esp. formerly, for active sports.
Webster's New World

Trousers that extend four inches below the knee, traditionally associated with sports, especially golf.


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

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