- men's tight-fitting trousers, esp those fastening under the instep worn in the late 18th and early 19th centuries
- children's trousers resembling these
- informal or facetious any trousers, esp baggy ones
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Clothinga man's close-fitting garment for the hips and legs, worn esp. in the 19th century.
- 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.
- Show Business(in the modern pantomime) a foolish, vicious old man, the butt and accomplice of the clown.
[It.]pän′tä lô′ne).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.
- 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