- breeches. N.
A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. Francis Grose. 1790.
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Breeks — are the Scots term for trousers. It can be inferred that this relates to the Latin references to the braccae that were worn by the ancient Celts.The term breeks is often used to refer to a trouser similar to plus fours, especially when worn in… … Wikipedia
breeks — /breeks, briks/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Scot. and North Eng. breeches; trousers. * * * … Universalium
breeks — [brēks, briks] pl.n. Chiefly Scot. BREECHES … English World dictionary
BREEKS — n.pl. Sc. var. of BREECHES. * * * ˈbrēks noun plural Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) breke pair of breeches, from Old English brēc breeches more at breech chiefly Scotland : breeches a lot of young lads in short breeks and green… … Useful english dictionary
breeks — breeches or trousers (pants, if you are an American). The phrase Ye cannae tak the breeks aff a Heilan man you cannot take something I do not have, arose because Highlanders did not have breeks they wore a kilt! … Scottish slang
breeks — noun Pants, breeches. Tane unfolded and rose to his full height. Naked, his tanned flesh glistening with sweat, he held out his arms and stretched out the kinks in his body. [...] Loan me some breeks … Wiktionary
breeks — I Scottish Vernacular Dictionary Pants, under or otherwise. I was caught with my breeks doon, I was fair affronted! II Cleveland Dialect List breeches III A Geordie Dictionary Brreches (Trousers). IV North Country (Newcastle) Words the old, and… … English dialects glossary
breeks — noun plural Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) breke, from Old English brēc Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish breeches … New Collegiate Dictionary
breeks — n. (Scottish) pants, breeches, trousers … English contemporary dictionary
Breeks — trousers (derived from breeches) … Scottish slang
breeks — plural noun chiefly Scottish & N. English another term for breeches … English new terms dictionary