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kecks

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Pronunciation: /kɛkz
 
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Definition of kecks in English:

plural noun

British informal
Trousers, knickers, or underpants.
Example sentences
  • The wind howled down the railway tracks from West Hampstead, slicing through my leather coat and posh kecks.
  • He replied, ‘As we're only there two nights, I'm very unlikely to even be changing my kecks.’
  • Steve's like me, he's got mates from when he was a kid who knew him when he was two-foot nothing and had holes in his kecks.

Origin

1960s: phonetic respelling of obsolete kicks 'trousers'.

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