pedal pushers
noun plural Date: 1944 women's and girls' calf-length trousers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pedal pushers — are calf length trousers that were popular during the 1950s. Often cuffed, they are related in style to the Capri pants. They are sometimes referred to as clam diggers. The name originates from the style being originally worn by cyclists.Popular… …   Wikipedia

  • pedal pushers — pedal ,pushers noun plural tight pants for women that finish just below the knee …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pedal pushers — ☆ pedal pushers n. calf length pants for women or girls, used originally for bicycle riding …   English World dictionary

  • pedal pushers — noun plural : women s and girls calf length trousers for sportswear * * * slacks that extend to about the midpoint of the calf, worn by girls and women, originally used when cycling. [1940 45, Amer.] * * * pedal pushers plural noun 1. Formerly,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pedal pushers — women s calf length trousers. → pedal pusher …   English new terms dictionary

  • pedal pushers — slacks that extend to about the midpoint of the calf, worn by girls and women, originally used when cycling. [1940 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pedal pushers — noun womens slacks that end at the calves (originally worn by cyclists) …   Wiktionary

  • pedal pushers — slim cut pants which end mid calf (popular during the 1950s and 1960s) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pedal pushers — UK / US noun [plural] tight trousers for women that finish just below the knee …   English dictionary

  • pedal pushers — ped′al push ers n. clo (used with a pl. v.) girls and women s casual slacks reaching to mid calf • Etymology: 1940–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

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