1Short trousers fastened just below the knee, now chiefly worn for riding a horse or as part of ceremonial dress.
More example sentences
- He was still a little mad she had worn breeches under her dress.
- He was dressed in burgundy velvet breeches, waistcoat and frock, with a silk and lace white shirt.
- She had braided her hair, and dressed in breeches and tunic, her riding gloves tucked into her belt.
1.1 informal Trousers.
Middle English: plural of breech.
too big for one's breeches
- see big.
Definition of breeches in:
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