Definition of trouser in English:

trouser

Line breaks: trou|ser
Pronunciation: /ˈtraʊzə
 
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noun

[as modifier]
1Relating to trousers: his trouser pocket a trouser press
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  • Slowly, she slid a hand into her trouser pocket and pulled out a small, black radio which was shaped like a phone.
  • You can use a hanger with clamps or slide the slacks onto a trouser rod or regular hanger.
  • You check yourself and discover you've torn a trouser leg and your knee is bleeding and your knuckles are cut up.
1.1A trouser leg: his trouser was torn
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  • He pulls back the trouser of his left leg and reveals a shaft of shiny brown plastic with a wooden foot squeezed into a second-hand running shoe.
  • Cuffs should be 1 5/8 inches, which give weight to the bottom of the pant, creating a more balanced transition from the trouser to the shoe.
  • Decker pulled up the trouser of his left leg and began to wrap the dressing around his calf and shin.
1.2(Chiefly in commercial use) a pair of trousers: the return of the high-waisted trouser
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  • Julius, a 53-year-old Nigerian with flecks of grey hair, lifted up his tracksuit trouser to show the slashed skin around his calves.
  • I like the zip or button fly of a trouser.
  • The snow camouflage white trouser is also made from a lightweight, white nylon filament, water repellent treated cloth.

verb

[with object] British informal Back to top  
Receive or take (something, especially money) for oneself; pocket: they claimed that he had trousered a £2 million advance
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  • Never, not even once,’ he said when asked if he had considered just trousering the money and keeping quiet about his good fortune.
  • The star will doubtless be trousering a tidy sum.
  • Sony and Philips have been trousering the profits that come from owning the CD format for a couple of decades now, and no doubt will make many more millions in the future.

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