I. noun Etymology: alteration of earlier trouse, from Scottish Gaelic triubhas Date: 1681 pant III,1 — usually used in plural II. adjective Date: circa 1771 1. of, relating to, or designed for trousers <
trouser pockets
2. of or relating to a male dramatic role played by a woman

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  • trouser — trou|ser1 [ trauzər ] adjective only before noun relating to trousers: PANT: trouser pockets/legs trouser trou|ser 2 [ trauzər ] verb transitive BRITISH VERY INFORMAL to get or take money for yourself, especially by stealing it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trouser — trou|ser [ˈtrauzə US ər] v [T] BrE informal to get a large amount of money used to show disapproval ▪ Even though he has in effect been sacked, he will trouser a £150,000 bonus …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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