bell-bottoms
noun plural Date: 1898 pants with wide flaring bottoms • bell-bottom adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bell-bottoms — is a trousers that become wider from the knees downwards. Related styles include flare, loon pants and boot cut/leg trousers. Hip huggers are bell bottomed, flare, or boot cut pants that are fitted tightly around the hips and thighs worn by men… …   Wikipedia

  • bell bottoms — type of trousers, 1882, from BELL (Cf. bell) (n.) + BOTTOM (Cf. bottom) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bell-bottoms — bell .bottoms n [plural] trousers with legs that get wider from the knee to the bottom = ↑flares …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bell-bottoms — bell ,bottoms noun plural OLD FASHIONED pants that are very wide at the bottom of the leg …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bell-bottoms — N PLURAL: oft N n (The form bell bottom is used as a modifier.) Bell bottoms are trousers that are very wide at the bottom of the leg, near your feet. Flares, loons and bell bottoms are back... He was clothed in maroon bell bottom trousers. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • bell-bottoms — noun trousers with legs that flare; worn by sailors; absurdly wide hems were fashionable in the 1960s • Syn: ↑bellbottom trousers, ↑bellbottom pants • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑trouser, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bell-bottoms — bell bot·toms (bĕlʹbŏt əmz) pl.n. Trousers with legs that flare at the bottom. * * * ➡ jeans * * * …   Universalium

  • bell-bottoms — bell bottom, style of pants in which the leg flares out below the knee …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bell-bottoms — plural noun trousers with a wide flare below the knee. Derivatives bell bottomed adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • bell-bottoms — noun Pants that are flared from the knee downwards, particularly reminiscent of the 1970s …   Wiktionary

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