Definition of lederhosen in English:

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lederhosen

Pronunciation: /ˈleɪdəˌhəʊz(ə)n/

plural noun

Leather shorts with H-shaped braces, traditionally worn by men in Alpine regions such as Bavaria.
Example sentences
  • Knee-length lederhosen with no stitching cost $500, machine-stitched $785 and hand-stitched $1,320.
  • Sporting fluorescent lederhosen and long blond braids, she coos coquettishly about the lump on her wrist while cranking campy 60s garage riffs out of an amped-up keyboard.
  • Just press the button on the 4-1/2’ long, plastic knockwurst and watch in joyous astonishment as the lederhosen hops around and sings a merry little yodel.

Origin

From German, from Leder 'leather' + Hosen 'trousers'.

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