harem pants
noun Etymology: from their resemblance to traditional women's attire in some Muslim countries Date: 1952 women's loose trousers that fit closely at the ankle

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  • Harem pants — are described as a baggy pant tapered at the ankle, with side flaps on the hip that buttoned at the waist area. The popularity of the harem pant circulated in the mid 1980s with MC Hammer. [ [http://www.inthe80s.com/clothes/harempants0.shtml In… …   Wikipedia

  • harem pants — harem ,pants noun plural soft loose pants that are pulled in at the bottom of your leg …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • harem pants — pl.n. a kind of baggy trousers worn by women, made of lightweight fabric and closefitting at the ankles …   English World dictionary

  • harem pants — women s pants usually made of soft fabric and having full legs gathered at the ankle. [1950 55] * * * harem pants, loose and billowy informal trousers for women, usually in bright colors and drawn tight with a band at the ankle …   Useful english dictionary

  • harem pants — women s pants usually made of soft fabric and having full legs gathered at the ankle. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • harem pants — har′em pants n. clo (used with a pl. v.) women s trousers usu. of soft fabric with full legs gathered at the ankle • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • harem pants — /ˈhɛərəm pænts/ (say hairruhm pants) plural noun long loose trousers gathered at the ankle, worn by women …   Australian English dictionary

  • harem pants — noun (plural) loose fitting women s trousers made from thin cloth …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pants — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. trousers, breeches; slacks, flannels, jeans, Levi s, dungarees; pantaloons, knickerbockers, knickers, plus fours; shorts, pedal pushers, chinos, jodhpurs; bloomers, briefs, panties. See clothing.… …   English dictionary for students

  • pants — n 1. trousers, drawers, slacks, ducks, Brit. Inf. strides, Brit. Sl. bags; breeches, knee breeches, Inf. britches, knickers, knickerbockers, plus fours, (among Scottish Highlanders) trews, Scot, and North Eng. breeks; pantalets, pantaloons,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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