Definition of breeches in English:

breeches

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪtʃɪz
 
, briːtʃɪz/

noun

  • 1Short trousers fastened just below the knee, now chiefly worn for riding or as part of ceremonial dress: a pair of buckskin breeches
    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.

Origin

Middle English: plural of breech.

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