WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
pan•ta•loons /ˌpæntəˈlunz/USA pronunciation   n. [plural]
  1. Clothinga man's close-fitting garment for the hips and legs, worn esp. in the 19th century.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
pan•ta•loon  (pan′tl o̅o̅n),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Clothingpantaloons, a man's close-fitting garment for the hips and legs, worn esp. in the 19th century, but varying in form from period to period; trousers.
  2. (usually cap.) Also,  Pan•ta•lo•ne  (pan′tl ōnā, pän′-;
    [It.]pän′tä lône).USA pronunciation
     (in commedia dell'arte) a foolish old Venetian merchant, usually the head of a household, generally lascivious and frequently deceived in the course of lovers' intrigues.
  3. Show Business(in the modern pantomime) a foolish, vicious old man, the butt and accomplice of the clown.
  • Upper Italian (Venetian) Pantalone nickname for a Venetian, variant of Pantaleone, name of a 4th-century saint once a favorite of the Venetians
  • Middle French Pantalon
  • 1580–90


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

pantaloons /ˌpæntəˈluːnz/ pl n
  1. men's tight-fitting trousers, esp those fastening under the instep worn in the late 18th and early 19th centuries
  2. children's trousers resembling these
  3. informal or facetious any trousers, esp baggy ones



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